Meghan Mangrum, The Dallas Morning News

Meghan Mangrum

The Dallas Morning News

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Meghan:

Southlake schools now face 8 investigations into alleged retaliation, discrimination

Southlake schools continue to stoke controversy as Carroll ISD faces eight allegations of civil rights violations, retaliation and discrimination → Read More

How does Dallas ISD decide to close schools for inclement weather?

Some families were caught off guard when Dallas school officials decided to keep schools closed Friday after students were out most of the week due to a... → Read More

College Board criticized for weakening AP African American course after DeSantis ban

Texas has an African American studies course that differs from the controversial AP course criticized for being watered down after conservative backlash. → Read More

Gov. Abbott heats up school voucher debate, calling for ESAs ‘for every child’ in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott calls for universal ESAs, a type of school voucher, for all Texas students → Read More

Restraining students should be limited in Texas schools to prevent abuse, advocates urge

Parents worry children are being abused or harmed by dangerous restraint techniques in Texas schools. One incident left a Fort Worth student dead in 2021. → Read More

Most Texas schools passed intruder detection audit but hundreds needed corrective action

Texas schools overwhelmingly pass intruder detection audits done in the wake of Uvalde massacre. Hundreds of campuses still needed to improve safety, report... → Read More

‘We should be the first to do right,’ Dallas fifth grader encourages in MLK Jr. speech

Fifth grader Zihair Douglas wins 31st annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, delivering a fiery speech ahead of MLK Day at W.H. Adamson High School. → Read More

Conservative group alleges Texas medical schools discriminate against whites, Asians, men

A conservative legal group is suing six Texas medical schools, alleging that admissions practices aimed at increasing diversity discriminate against whites,... → Read More

Paxton, Texas GOP support of Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law grows before legislative session

States “have a strong interest” in protecting parent rights, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued in a brief filed last month in support of Florida’s... → Read More

Garland’s intense tutoring helps students, but educators worry as funding runs out

Despite early success of high-impact tutoring programs, school leaders worry about sustainability as federal funding is set to expire. → Read More

Visually impaired Dallas students get chance to play with adapted physical education

With more than 180 visually impaired students across the district, Dallas educators find creative ways for them to experience physical education. → Read More

‘When we win, our community wins.’ South Oak Cliff revels in expected success

Win or lose, the South Oak Cliff community is reveling in its namesake high school's back-to-back appearance in the state's high school football championship. → Read More

Fort Worth parents push back on app that asks kids to pick an emoji reflecting their moods

The new policy came after parents demanded more say in what schools ask their children about their emotions or overall well-being. → Read More

Dallas schools superintendent Elizalde to earn big bonus if students improve

New Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde could earn up to $100,000 in bonuses if she improves student performance this school year. → Read More

What Texas lawmakers can do to get kids ready for kindergarten

Texas children aren’t showing up at school ready for kindergarten. A new dashboard points to what lawmakers can do to help. → Read More

Will special education debates open the way for school vouchers in Texas?

A committee’s recent debate on expanding micro-grants and other school-choice options could foreshadow the anticipated fight over school vouchers. → Read More

What does school choice look like in Texas?

Some Texas leaders want parents to have more options on where they can send their children to school. → Read More

Free speech group says ‘chilling’ Texas bill would restrict books in schools

A national free speech organization is raising alarm over Texas lawmakers’ “dangerous escalation” of efforts to restrict what books are available to students... → Read More

Safety, sex ed and school funding: Lawmakers pre-file dozens of K-12 bills

Texas lawmakers unveiled dozens of bills this week, aimed at tackling school safety, teacher quality and expanding school choice. → Read More

Texas lawmakers poised to fight over school vouchers as bill filing begins

At least two school choice-related bills were among the first filed ahead of the upcoming legislative session. → Read More