While the nation has been watching Harvey's devastation in Texas, news continues elsewhere, including education news. We'll catch you up.
Harvey closes schools for a million students
School districts across Texas — with over a million schoolchildren — are dealing with the aftermath of Harvey.
In the Houston Independent School District, the first day of school for 218,000 students, originally planned for Aug. 28, has been pushed back to Sept. 11. Assessments of school buildings are underway, with damages ranging from minor water intrusion to major flooding. Staff will begin coming back to work next week.
In recognition of the devastation many families are facing, Superintendent Richard Carranza announced that the Houston ISD has received authorization from the U.S. and Texas departments of agriculture to provide all students this school year with breakfast, lunch and dinner for free.