is a political reporter for The Texas Tribune where she helps with our national campaign coverage, writes stories about the intersection of race and politics in Texas and covers the hottest political news bubbling out of local communities. She is also one of the primary authors of The Blast, the Tribune’s subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. Alex was previously the Tribune’s community reporter, but began her stint with the organization as a fellow in 2016. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism. She originally is from Massachusetts and is the best ping pong player at the Tribune.
Although less than half of all California public school students who took this year’s state standardized test actually met the state’s learning goals, officials are pointing to progress over last year’s test results.
In preparation for submitting its state-specific accountability plan, Arkansas education leaders are petitioning the public to play a critical role in the process of deciding how best to serve its students.
Cocks Not Glocks, a UT-Austin group formed in response to legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, passed out thousands of multicolored sex toys Tuesday evening in preparation for a Wednesday protest rally.