West Texas Education Leaders Discuss Future of Field at Texas Tribune Symposium – LubbockOnline.com | Team Cansler

LUBBOCK — During a Friday session of The Future of Rural Texas symposium hosted by the Texas Tribune at Texas Tech, education leaders from the South Plains, High Plains and Texoma discussed a spectrum of educational and policy issues raised by the School safety, to funding, to innovation in education.

Plainview Superintendent HT Sanchez; State Assemblyman Ken King, R-Canadian; JuliAnn Mazachek, President of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls; and Russell Lowery-Hart, President of Amarillo College, participated in the hour-long panel discussion. The discussion was moderated by Nic Garcia, the Tribune’s regional editor for west and east Texas.

The discussion was part of a two-day symposium hosted by the Texas Tribune that included panels and debates on a variety of issues affecting rural Texas.

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Beginning the discussion, Garcia asked Sanchez what his district needed from the Texas Legislature at its upcoming session “to make sure what happened in Uvalde doesn’t happen to any of your schools.”

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