is a reporting fellow for The Texas Tribune and a junior at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies journalism and French. Madlin previously worked at the Houston Chronicle as both a metro intern in Houston and as an intern in their Austin bureau covering the Texas Legislature. She has worked at The Daily Texan since her freshman year and has been an editor and writer, as well as co-host of the Texan Podcast.
A British study has raised questions about how well the guidelines that govern food labeling, suggesting the information used to set the guidelines may be biased and based on incomplete data. Full Story
Female lawmakers make up about 20 percent of both Texas legislative chambers. In a state where women and men make up an almost equal portion of the population, the lack of female voices in the Capitol raises questions. Full Story
Rate cuts for therapy services offered under the state’s Medicaid program won’t take place on Oct. 1 as scheduled after a judge determined on Tuesday that the health of children receiving those services could be harmed. Full Story
Immigration was the word of the day in Houston at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual convention, billed by the group as the nation's largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders. Full Story
Education experts have raised questions on zero-tolerance discipline policies, citing research that harsh discipline takes away time students could spend learning and targets students of color. Full Story
Three prominent Boston lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Massachusetts state law that limits the amount of money public school districts must direct to charter schools within their jurisdiction. Full Story
In a state where only 21 percent of 10th graders meet or exceed national science competency standards, new standards in Alabama require schools to instruct students on theories of evolution and climate change. Full Story