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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Business and non-profit members listen to a speaker during a luncheon May 23, 2018 at Fox Tech High School.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Officials with the San Antonio Independent School District are rallying supporters in anticipation of ongoing pushback from groups that don’t like the direction they’re taking the district.


Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
File Photo Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Less than 6 percent of Stewart Elementary’s current teachers will return this fall when it becomes a Democracy Prep charter school.

The Boerne ISD administration building.
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Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year.

District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.

McQueeney Elementary Principal Yomeida Guerra, right, speaks to Children at Risk president Bob Sanborn at a news conference announcing the group's 2018 school rankings May 21, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Texas advocacy and research group Children at Risk is shining a light on schools that help students growing up in poverty succeed academically.

The organization published its 2018 school rankings Monday, comparing schools that serve students from similar economic backgrounds.

Loretta Nieto from Southside High School and Adriana Tapia from Frank L.  Madla High School are part of the first cohort of early college high school graduates at Palo Alto College.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

On Saturday, 204 high school seniors will be awarded associate degrees from Palo Alto College before earning their high school diploma.

They’re the first cohort to benefit from Palo Alto’s tuition-free early college high school programs, launched in 2014. According to school officials, 88 percent of students who signed up for the program four years ago earned enough college credits to graduate.

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