Camille Phillips, Houston Public Media

Camille Phillips

Houston Public Media

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Camille:

Uvalde students return to school for the first time since May’s deadly shooting

The shooting at Robb Elementary School shook the town and the nation when news of the high death toll first broke, and then again when people learned it took law enforcement more than an hour to confront the shooter. → Read More

Uvalde school superintendent recommends board fire embattled police chief

Families of the 21 victims of the Robb Elementary School Shooting have been demanding Arredondo be fired for nearly two months. → Read More

Former Harlandale Superintendent Will Be San Antonio ISD’s Interim Leader

Retired superintendent Robert Jaklich will lead the San Antonio Independent School District on an interim basis starting Sept. 29. → Read More

Northside ISD Students And Staff Must Wear Masks In School

Trustees of the Northside Independent School District voted unanimously for a “temporary indoor mask mandate” Tuesday night, after hearing from dozens of people on both sides of the issue. → Read More

San Antonio ISD Relaxes Dress Code For Middle School, High School

Students enrolled in San Antonio ISD's traditional middle schools and high schools will no longer be penalized for wearing hoodies or dyeing their hair bright colors. → Read More

New San Antonio Program Offers Free Literacy Classes To Spanish-Speaking Adults

The San Antonio Independent School District is partnering with the Mexican Consulate to offer free literacy classes to Spanish-speaking adults. → Read More

Comal ISD Trustees Make Masks Optional For Students And Staff

A new safety policy approved by Comal ISD trustees Tuesday night makes wearing a mask optional for both students and staff. The new policy went into effect the following day. → Read More

Texas Won't Require School Districts To Make Up Days Missed During Power Blackouts

Texas public schools will not be required to make up the days they missed during last week’s energy blackouts. → Read More

Hundreds Of San Antonio Educators Will Be Vaccinated This Week

Hundreds of school employees have appointments to receive the coronavirus vaccine this week in San Antonio. The appointments provided by the University Health hospital system are the first vaccine distribution in Bexar County reserved for educators. → Read More

San Antonio College Becomes First Local Community College To Offer Four-Year Degree

San Antonio College has received approval to offer the Alamo College District’s first bachelor’s degree. The RN to BSN Bridge Program is designed for licensed registered nurses with associate’s degrees. → Read More

San Antonio Colleges, Universities Keep COVID-19 Plans In Place For Spring, With Minor Adjustments

With fall final exams less than a month away, San Antonio’s colleges and universities have begun enrolling students for the spring semester.To help reduce the risk of exposure to the virus caused by holiday travel, several area colleges are finishing the fall semester virtually after the Thanksgiving break. → Read More

San Antonio College Removes Ranger Mascot

San Antonio College’s mascot is no longer the Ranger. SAC’s College Council — made up of mostly faculty, staff and administrators — voted unanimously → Read More

Remote Learning Survey: 9 Out Of 10 Texas Parents Worry Their Children Are Now Behind Academically

The vast majority of Texas public school parents say their children’s schools did an excellent job transitioning to remote learning during the coronavirus → Read More

Alamo Colleges Invests $10M To Waive Tuition, Outstanding Balances This Summer

The Alamo Colleges District is waiving tuition for some students this summer to keep them on track towards graduation during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

San Antonio ISD Has Lost Contact With 25% Of Its Elementary Students Since Spring Break

At Woodlawn Academy on San Antonio’s West Side, cars lined up for blocks to pick up laptops on Thursday. As cars pulled up to the school, Assistant → Read More

University Health Opens School-Based Clinic On San Antonio’s West Side

A new clinic at Tafolla Middle School will make it easier for families in the neighborhood to access medical care for their children. Health Center West, → Read More

If Renewed, Pre-K 4 SA Plans To Expand Access To Middle Income Families

The early childhood education landscape has changed significantly since San Antonio voters approved a dedicated sales tax to support a city-run preschool → Read More

New Online Tool Helps Families Research All Bexar County Public School Options

San Antonio has a new website for parents researching their public school options. The San Antonio School Finder includes a sortable list of all public → Read More

These Students Speak Perfect Spanglish — And Now They’re Learning To Own It

"To be able to speak Spanglish is to be able to say to people that I am Mexican American, and that's OK," says college freshman Angie Bravo. → Read More

U.S. Census Bureau Director Says Trust Is Critical For 2020 Census In Texas

The 2020 Census has high stakes for the state of Texas. Billions of dollars in federal funding for education, transportation and health care are on the → Read More