SAN ANTONIO — Ten high school students in San Antonio could face prosecution after a cafeteria food fight left a cleanup worker seriously hurt.

KSAT-TV reports Thursday afternoon's incident happened at McCollum High School.

A spokeswoman for the Harlandale Independent School District says an employee who was cleaning up the mess slipped and fell. A statement says the worker, whose name wasn’t released, was hospitalized in serious condition.

Source: NAMI

AUSTIN — The Texas House has preliminarily approved a proposal offering to help repay student loans for psychiatrists who provide care in underserved parts of the state.

Passed Thursday 89-52, the bill provides help repaying student loans for medical personnel who work in “designated mental health professional shortage areas.”

Those qualifying would also have to treat Medicaid patients, low-income children or people confined to some state-run correctional facilities. The Senate passed the bill last month. It now needs only a final House vote to be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law.

According to a recent state report, fewer than 2,000 licensed psychiatrists were offering direct care in Texas as of September 2013.

COPPERAS COVE, Texas  — Teachers at one Central Texas elementary school have rewarded their students for finishing their end-of-year tests by performing a series of escalating dares — including eating live worms.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports that students at Clements/Parsons Elementary School in Copperas Cove exceeded their school goals on their statewide STAAR tests. So they got to challenge their teachers to perform stunts for a live audience.

One teacher had to kiss a guinea pig, and another ate frog legs. But reading and language arts teacher Michele Cox had to eat live earthworms.

UT Austin

AUSTIN — Documents say the incoming president of the University of Texas at Austin declined the school’s offer of a $1 million salary.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that in an email, Gregory Fenves warned that a million-dollar salary would prompt widespread negative attention from students and faculty because of budget constraints seen in the last five years.

The newspaper obtained the documents through an open-records request.

Fenves will receive his requested base salary of $750,000 a year. He also requested that his annual bonus, which is dependent on a performance evaluation, be capped at 10 percent of his base salary rather than the 12 percent listed in a proposed term sheet that was earlier presented to him.

If you've followed education in the news or at the book store in the past couple of years, chances are you've heard of "grit." It's often defined as the ability to persevere when times get tough, or to delay gratification in pursuit of a goal.