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.
A year after 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School, there are plans to build a new school on a different location than the one where the mass shooting took place.
Students who were at Robb Elementary School when a gunman killed 21 people last May returned to class Tuesday amid lingering security concerns and investigations into the police response.
For some students who attended Robb Elementary in Texas, it will be the first time back in classrooms since a gunman killed 21 people at their school in May.
Families of the 21 victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary had been demanding Arredondo be fired since details became clear of the law enforcement failures that day.
The school superintendent in Uvalde, Texas, wants the district's police chief, Pete Arredondo, to be fired. Arredondo led the botched law enforcement response to the shooting in which 21 people died.
More has been revealed more about the police response to last month's school shooting in Uvalde. A top law enforcement official called it an "abject failure" and laid out mistakes made the day.
"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.