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Camille Phillips

Education Reporter

Camille Phillips covers education for Texas Public Radio.

She previously worked at St. Louis Public Radio, where she reported on the racial unrest in Ferguson, the impact of the opioid crisis and, most recently, education.

Camille was part of the news team that won a national Edward R. Murrow and a Peabody Award for One Year in Ferguson, a multi-media reporting project. She also won a regional Murrow for contributing to St. Louis Public Radio’s continuing coverage on the winter floods of 2016.

Her work has aired on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and national newscasts, as well as public radio stations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Camille grew up in southwest Missouri and moved to New York City after college. She taught middle school Spanish in the Bronx before beginning her journalism career.

She has an undergraduate degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Education News Fund, including H-E-B, Art and Sandy Nicholson, The Flohr Family Foundation, Holly and Alston Beinhorn, Valero Energy Foundation, 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels, Andeavor, and IDEA Public Schools. Other contributors include Shari Albright, Holt Cat and Dee Howard Foundation.

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Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
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At Harris Middle School, excited students — with parents in tow — waited in line to pick up their iPad Friday.

Verizon Wireless selected Harris and three other middle schools in the San Antonio Independent School District for a digital innovation grant, providing tablets for every teacher and student.


LEE High School  senior Gia Ruiz practices with the  Royal Rubies dance team before  the first home football game of the season Sept 8, 2018. Her team used to be called the Rebel Rousers.
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The sound of drum taps and cheers echoed beneath the stands of North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium earlier this month as LEE High School students prepared for their first home football game of the season, and the first home game ever under its new name.

 


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Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system.

But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

 


UTSA's downtown campus
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The board of regents for the University of Texas System Thursday approved a request for $70 million from the system’s permanent fund to add two new buildings to the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus.

Biology student Ranad Humeidi looks into a machine at a lab with chemistry professor Michael Doyle in April 2018.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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