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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The San Antonio Independent School District is letting more than 150 employees go at the end of the school year to help offset a $31 million budget shortfall.

District trustees unanimously approved the layoffs Monday night in front of an emotional standing-room only crowd.

 


Ranad Humeidi moved to San Antonio when she was in high school to escape the Syrian civil war. She found a home in the UTSA science labs.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated 12:26 p.m. May 14

Ranad Humeidi found a home in the science labs at the University of Texas at San Antonio after moving here her senior year of high school to escape the Syrian civil war.

She graduates Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology.


Members of San Antonio Alliance, the local teachers union, speak at a trustee meeting in January 2018.
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated May 11. Final details on the number of contract teachers and administrators who are being laid off will be decided 5:30 p.m. Monday, at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St., during the regularly scheduled trustee meeting. People who wish speak during public comment need to sign in before the meeting begins.

Students take a study break during finals week on the main campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio Dec. 11, 2017.
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The University of Texas at San Antonio has received a million dollar grant to provide computer science scholarships to women and students of color.

When Walker Goolsby was 3, school officials said he wasn't autistic because he was creative.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

In 2004, the Texas Education Agency arbitrarily decided the state should shrink special education to 8.5 percent of the student population.

After conducting an investigation, the U.S. Department of Education said the effective cap illegally barred tens of thousands of children with disabilities from a free and appropriate education.

The state agency is trying to enact reforms to make up for breaking the law, but parents and advocates say it will take a lot to regain their trust.


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