Some lawmakers returned to the State Capitol Monday to hear more testimony on the deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer plant. The exact cause of the blast is still unknown, but state leaders are working to prevent a similar disaster.

In Monday’s show, we look at what they’ve learned so far and where prevention efforts could be headed.

LESSON PLANS

Monday was the first day of school for many Texas students, and it was day-one for some long-debated changes made by the legislature to go into effect. We spoke one-on-one with Education Commissioner Michael Williams about what parents and teachers need to know.

ON THE AGENDA

And it was a busy weekend for Texas politicians, including a debate over a controversial teaching tool. The Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg joined us to talk about that debate and more.