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Christine Ayala Christine Ayala is a Texas Tribune fellow focused on newsletter production, previously a reporting fellow. Before joining the Tribune, Christine interned for the Austin American-Statesman features desk and Dallas Morning News public safety desk. She is a journalism senior at the University of Texas at Austin where she reported and edited for The Daily Texan.

Recent Contributions

The Q&A: North Cooc

In this week’s Q&A, we interview North Cooc, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas at Austin.

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The Q&A: Bridget R. Scanlon

In this week’s Q&A we interview, Bridget Scanlon, a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences.

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The Q&A: Paul Carrola

In this week's Q&A, we interview Paul Carrola, an assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Special Services Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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The Q&A: Christian Abee

In this week's Q&A, we interview Christian R. Abee, the director of the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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 Comedy Central

Colbert Gives $800,000 to South Carolina Schools

Comedian Stephen Colbert has pledged $800,000 and has partnered with the Morgridge Family Foundation and the tech company ScanSource to fund nearly 1,000 classroom projects at over 375 schools across the state.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Clinton Links Immigration, Education Policy

At a Las Vegas town hall meeting that included undocumented students, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to expand on efforts to provide those students with a path to citizenship.

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  Patricia Glogowski

Podcast Sheds Light on Realities of Teaching

The latest episode of the education podcast “Ask a Teacher” focuses on teacher burnout. Host Matt Collette asks three current teachers what keeps them energized in the classroom.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Q&A: Shanna Peeples

In this week's Q&A, we interview Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She was named the best out of more than 3 million U.S. teachers. President Obama presented Peeples with the title on April 29.

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