Talia Richman, The Dallas Morning News

Talia Richman

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Talia:

Lewisville ISD reviewing racial discrimination claim after student’s discipline

Lewisville school officials will hire a “neutral third party” to investigate allegations of racial discrimination. → Read More

Texas House prioritizes armed officer at each school and bolstering teacher quality

Every Texas school would have an armed officer and would-be teachers would receive extra support under legislation prioritized by House Speaker Dade Phelan.... → Read More

Targeting school library books a Texas House priority

The move comes amid escalating clashes over censorship and book bans nationwide as communities debate what materials children have access to in schools. → Read More

Mesquite ISD backs off four-day school week proposal

The choice has so far mostly been limited to small and rural districts. → Read More

How a Texas girl scared of school shootings was punished

After a Lewisville ISD girl overheard a boy say, “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” she ended up threatened with suspension. → Read More

Texas lawmakers zero-in on safety during first public education committee hearing

Texas should explore requiring schools to have at least one armed person on each campus, a Republican lawmaker said Tuesday. → Read More

5 things Texas needs to fix teacher shortages, pipeline

Boosting pay and training teachers like doctors? Those are among the recommendations a group of Texas teachers and administrators came away with after... → Read More

James Whitfield, former Grapevine-Colleyville principal, sues district

The lawsuit, filed Friday, alleges that trustee Tammy Nakamura defamed former principal James Whitfield by calling educators like him “poison” and making... → Read More

$20 million gift to SMU supports engineering research

The funds will support research, provide financial assistance to doctoral students and pay for undergraduate scholarships, as well as endow the school’s dean... → Read More

Texas must pay teachers more, train them like doctors, task force finds

Along with boosting teacher pay and working conditions, Texas should take cue from medical professions by implementing a residency program that helps new... → Read More

Carrollton-Farmers Branch trustees name lone superintendent finalist

Carrollton-Farmers Branch families are demanding more transparency from their school leaders after several students suffered fentanyl poisonings. → Read More

Who’s running for two Dallas ISD school board seats

Trustees face important decisions about the district’s nearly $2 billion budget, academic programs and legislative priorities. Election Day is May 6. → Read More

Dallas ISD teacher helps deliver baby at school

When Loren Carcamo's water broke at her daughter’s school in Dallas, a special teacher stepped in: A woman who had worked as a doctor in Venezuela. → Read More

Texas’ education board reverses course on rejecting school vouchers

Newly elected members pushed the State Board of Education further right. → Read More

Most Texans want ‘content ratings’ on school library books and diverse classes, poll finds

Texans weigh in on content ratings for school library books, African American studies and ending professor tenure. → Read More

Fort Worth schools suspends sex education lessons amid curriculum backlash

Texas is one of the top 10 states for teen pregnancy rates in the country. → Read More

Dallas schools remove access to TikTok on district Wi-Fi

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott previously ordered state agencies to ban employees from using TikTok on government devices. → Read More

What does teacher pay look like in Texas?

Texas teacher pay lags behind other states, but salary depends on many factors. → Read More

House Democrats propose $15k across the board pay raise for Texas teachers

House Democrats filed a bill that would provide Texas teachers with a $15,000, across-the-board pay raise. Other school employees would get a 25% pay increase. ... → Read More

Conservative Texas lawmakers call transgender guidance to school boards ‘dangerous’

North Texas districts are dealing with these questions locally. → Read More