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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

Recap: News you may have missed over the Thanksgiving holiday

Here are five news stories from the Austin area and Texas you may have missed over the holiday weekend. → Read More

Austin ISD apologizes to teachers over late payroll, missing stipends

Weeks into the school year, the Austin Independent School District was still trying to recover from the record-high number of teachers who quit or retired the previous year. But amid hiring nearly one thousand new teachers, the school district missed an important deadline: payroll. → Read More

Video appears to show Texas teacher tossing student into the wall

A Round Rock administrator is no longer working at a school for special education students after a surveillance video showed him grabbing a 14-year-old student, and then tossing him into a room where he hit his head on the wall. → Read More

Data: More than 80 Austin ISD schools still trying to hire classroom teachers

More than 80 Austin Independent School District campuses are trying to fill vacancies for classroom teachers, according to school district data obtained by KXAN. → Read More

State of Texas: Common ground solutions where Texans agree

New polling from the non-partisan non-profit group Texas 2036 found 93% of Texas voters expressed concern about the state’s future. → Read More

Uvalde school district suspends police force, puts top officials on leave

The Uvalde school district announced Friday it has chosen to suspend its police department “for a period of time” following the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 21 people. → Read More

Texas special education employees plead no contest in unlawful restraint case

Nearly two years after being charged with unlawfully restraining a student with severe autism, the Hutto Independent School District’s director of special education pleaded no contest to failing to properly report the incident as a part of a plea deal, according to prosecutors. → Read More

State of Texas: Lawmaker aims to address ‘overload’ pushing Texas teachers to quit

A survey of more than 20,000 Texas teachers found “personal overload” was the number one issue cited by educators who recently quit or retired, according to the Texas Education Agency data released on Tuesday. → Read More

State of Texas: ‘It’s not me,’ Beto O’Rourke taps volunteers to mobilize votes in race for governor

A poll released last week from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University shows Beto O’Rourke behind Governor Greg Abbott. → Read More

Active shooter policy changed in wake of Uvalde, according to DPS emails

Newly obtained emails from the Texas Department of Public Safety director show the agency has changed its active shooter policy following the school shooting in Uvalde where 19 kids and two teachers were murdered. → Read More

100+ Texas juvenile justice waitlist delays treatment, rehabilitation for minors

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is scrambling to develop and start treatment for kids stuck in 43 local juvenile detention facilities scattered across the state – while it works to fix crippling staffing shortages on the state level. → Read More

Texas resignations: ‘I can no longer afford to be a teacher’

What’s really behind the shortage? To find out, KXAN obtained thousands of exit surveys detailing why teachers left and the impact it has on students. → Read More

Video shows moment Uvalde officer learns his wife was shot, Texas Rep. says

The surveillance video showing the Robb Elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers is putting into focus testimony given by the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety last month. → Read More

State of Texas: Report raises questions about whether officers missed chance to stop Uvalde gunman

Earlier this week, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT) of San Marcos released its initial report on the May 24 mass shooting, which details the events leading up to when the 18-year-old gunman was killed. → Read More

Report: Officer saw Uvalde shooter outside of school, but didn’t receive permission to shoot

According to an officer’s statement in the report, an officer saw the gunman outside of the school. The armed officer asked his supervisor for permission to shoot the suspect. → Read More

Texas mom waits months for camera in daughter’s Special Education class

Parents have only had the ability to request a camera in certain special education classrooms since 2015 — when lawmakers passed Senate Bill 507. But there are stipulations. → Read More

European abortion medication provider will continue to prescribe in trigger law states

In Texas, lawmakers already made it a state jail felony to provide abortion medication online or through the mail. But the law does little to discourage providers from outside the US from sending the medication to people living in Texas. → Read More

Uvalde CISD required teachers to lock doors, but doors didn’t lock from inside

The doors to the classroom where an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 elementary-age students and two teachers were unlocked during the shooting – despite multiple officers looking for more than 40 minutes for a key to open the door. → Read More

Uvalde school police officer was first to engage shooter

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police were the first officers to engage the shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. → Read More

Texas special education director trial sparks law change recommendations

Seated inside the small Williamson County courtroom for the trial of Dr. Stacie Koerth were Hutto ISD educators, parents of students with autism who wanted to learn more about the law — and a handful of disability rights advocates. → Read More