Corbett Smith, The Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Corbett:

Some Texans want police in every school post-Uvalde. Is that the answer?

Limited funds and officer shortages are just some of the challenges. → Read More

Texas teachers worry about school shootings, which may determine whether they return

Nine out of 10 Texas school employees worry about a shooting happening at their campus, according to survey results released Wednesday by an educators union. That’s a clear sign that they’re “deeply concerned that something like Uvalde can happen in their district and on their campus” said Zeph Capo, president of the Texas chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. The survey, conducted… → Read More

Dallas councilman wants more officers in Richardson ISD schools after Uvalde

Dallas councilman wants more officers in Richardson ISD schools post Uvalde → Read More

Gov. Abbott wants Texas State University to provide active-shooter training to schools

Gov. Greg Abbott wants more active shooter response training for schools, particularly for district police and school resource officers. On Monday, the... → Read More

Texas superintendents want safer schools. But money and logistics stand in the way

Republican leaders push ‘hardening’ campuses, but who pays for it? → Read More

Students, teachers demand tougher gun control after Uvalde school shooting

Students, teachers want tougher gun control after Uvalde school shooting → Read More

Texas was supposed to make schools safer to stop another shooting like Uvalde

Texas was supposedly better prepared to stop something Uvalde. A raft of laws created in the wake of the May 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting asked schools... → Read More

Incoming superintendent Stephanie Elizalde: Dallas is ‘calling me back’

“I intend Dallas ISD to be my last superintendency,” Elizalde said from the Austin ISD headquarters. “I left a little part of my heart in Dallas, and I think... → Read More

Deadline for recount passes with no request from defeated DISD, Dallas College trustees

Two Dallas-area school elections that finished with razor-thin margins won’t have recounts after all. Dallas County Election officials confirmed Thursday that... → Read More

Former Dallas leader Stephanie Elizalde is lone finalist for superintendent job

Texas requires trustees to wait 21 days after naming a finalist or finalists before officially hiring a new superintendent. → Read More

Dallas high schoolers question gubernatorial candidates on immigration, economy and more

Dallas students question O’Rourke, Tippetts on immigration, Texas education → Read More

As vote totals are finalized, Dallas ISD trustee Garcia says she will ask for recount

After essentially offering a concession speech earlier this week, Dallas ISD trustee Karla Garcia told The Dallas Morning News that she plans on pursuing a... → Read More

Cap and gown shortages make for last-minute graduation scramble at SMU

The pomp and circumstance of school graduations might have a little less pomp this year. Supply-chain issues, fueled by staffing shortages and pandemic-related ... → Read More

Dallas ISD trustee Garcia concedes in close school board election

A new face will soon be on the Dallas school board. Challenger Camile White leads trustee Karla Garcia by 31 votes in unofficial totals in Saturday’s... → Read More

Texas private school voucher push primed by culture wars, pandemic

Escalating education culture wars and a focus on parental rights during the ongoing pandemic may have created an opening for school voucher-like legislation... → Read More

Vote recount, mail-in ballots could tip 2 close Dallas-area school elections

With margins within a few dozen votes, two Dallas County education races are still in the balance days after Saturday’s municipal election. Results in a three-c... → Read More

Texas educators say immigrant children aren’t as much of a worry as state funding

Texas’ school leaders say the state’s focus should be on providing a strong education for all students — unauthorized immigrants included. Chiseling away at... → Read More

Fort Worth teacher may face termination for not stopping student’s slur-filled speech

Fort Worth ISD school leaders called the racial slurs "inexcusable," and superintendent Kent Scribner said he would recommend firing the teacher who failed to... → Read More

Texas’ largest teacher prep program faces probation after state finds continued problems

Texas Education Agency leaders initially recommended revoking the company’s right to operate. → Read More

Texas’ ‘wild west’ teacher prep landscape could make teacher shortage worse

Texas has ‘most deregulated teacher preparation landscape’ in country, experts say. → Read More