Texas Standard for May 25, 2022: What can be done to make schools safer?

Today on the Texas Standard we hear from people in Uvalde, struggling to comprehend the worst school shooting in state history; reporters from Texas Public Radio and the Associated Press sharing what is known so far; and experts in the fields of school safety, the ripple effects, the psychological trauma of this tragedy, and how to talk with kids about the tragedy.

By Texas StandardMay 25, 2022 9:17 am,

Here’s are the stories for Texas Standard for Wednesday, May 25, 2022:

The latest from Uvalde

A horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers yesterday. The killer is also dead. For the latest, we’re joined by Texas Public Radio’s Brian Kirkpatrick and Associated Press Texas correspondent Acacia Coronado.

Recapping last night’s runoff election results

Several statewide runoffs in the Republican and Democratic parties were decided by Texas voters last night. We’ll hear more from Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, state Capitol reporter for The Texas Newsroom, and Texas Public Radio border and immigration reporter Sofía Sánchez.

What can be done to make Texas schools safer?

Millions of Texas students are back in classrooms today, one day after the state’s deadliest school shooting. What can Texas do to improve school safety? Professor Odis Johnson, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, joins us to discuss this issue.

The psychological ramifications of the Uvalde attack

A day after yet another mass shooting, we’re left with wrenching questions. Why again? How can we stop this horrible, deadly trend? Kristin Anderson, professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown, joins us with more.

All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.

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