EDUCATION

McRaven Letter Takes Aim at Campus Carry

Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.
Retired Admiral William McRaven, shown last year, took over as chancellor of the UT System on Jan. 5.

Allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college and university campuses would create "less safe" environments, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven wrote in a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday.

Livestream: Higher Ed: The Next Five Years

The Texas Tribune is excited to present a special statewide series of public events looking ahead five years in eight major policy areas. We're livestreaming the first installment of this series: a discussion on the future of higher education in Texas.

The Texas Tribune is excited to present a special statewide series of public events looking ahead five years in eight major policy areas. We're livestreaming the first installment of this series: a discussion on the future of higher education in Texas.

Feds Tell Texas to Try Again on Teacher Evaluations

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams answers a question at TribLive on Jan. 10, 2013.
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams answers a question at TribLive on Jan. 10, 2013.

Rejecting a proposed Texas educator evaluation system, federal officials raised concerns about the lack of information tying standardized test results to measuring educator performance. The rejection puts the state's No Child Left Behind waiver in danger.