1 in 4 Texas Students Affected by Harvey, Education Commissioner Tells Dallas Business Leaders

DALLAS -- The widespread damage of Hurricane Harvey is something Texas public education has never seen, with nearly a quarter of the state’s students living in a school district impacted by the storm, education commissioner Mike Morath said on Wednesday.Entire schools have been destroyed. In some cases, students and teachers have lost nearly everything. But still they’ve returned to class, Morath said as he gave an update to the Dallas Regional Chamber.“Our teachers are spending all day with rooms full of kids who in many cases are suffering post traumatic stress, and then they are going home and demoing their own homes, cleaning out fiberglass, insulation and breaking down drywall,” he said. “We have educators and superintendents ... who were manning their schools while their own houses were destroyed.”  Continue reading...

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