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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Making Schools Safe

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It’s job No. 1 after Santa Fe, but it’s not only about guns.

Presented by Raise Your Hand Texas

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Lauren McGaughy

Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
McGaughy is a state politics reporter based in Austin for The Dallas Morning News. She focuses on LGBT issues and the court system. She has previously covered state politics for the Houston Chronicle and the New Orleans Times-Picayune and foreign affairs at the U.S. Department of... Read More →

Speakers
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Deborah Fowler

Executive Director of Texas Appleseed
Fowler heads Texas Appleseed, a nonprofit that focuses on promoting social and economic justice for all Texans. She is a nationally recognized expert in school discipline and juvenile justice issues, having authored three major reports on the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas. Previously... Read More →
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Joan Huffman

State Senator, R-Houston
Huffman, R-Houston, has represented Senate District 17 since 2008. She serves as chairwoman of the Senate State Affairs Committee and vice chairwoman of the Criminal Justice Committee and the Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security. Huffman previously served as a... Read More →
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Joe Moody

State Representative, D-El Paso
Moody, D-El Paso, has represented House District 78 since 2009. He serves as chairman of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, vice chairman of the General Investigating & Ethics Committee and sits on the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee. Previously, Moody served as... Read More →
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Leigh Wall

Superintendent of Santa Fe Independent School District
Wall has served as superintendent of the Santa Fe Independent School District since 2008. She has worked as an educator for the past 35 years, including 11 at Santa Fe ISD. Wall is also the president-elect of Learning Forward, a nonprofit professional organization of educators. Her... Read More →