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During the SXSW Edu conference this month, a keynote conversation moderated by Texas Tribune editor in chief Sewell Chan focused on school safety and mental health. Tribune readers can watch that complete conversation here. (You can read the Tribune’s coverage of the March 9 conversation here.)
The discussion featured Nick Allen, the Ann Swindells Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon; Odis Johnson Jr., the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools; and Kimberly Mata-Rubio, a journalist whose daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Rubio, was a victim of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde.
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