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.
After campaign promises to overhaul pre-kindergarten programs in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed a House Republican approach to early education that many specialists are calling inadequate. Full Story
Tracy Young, the new director of education at the George W. Bush Institute, argues why school testing matters to gauge student success and college readiness at a time when kids can get ribbons for just showing up. Full Story
A fundamental rebranding of school district school librarians in Vancouver, Wash., is underway with its team of 35 “teacher-librarians” facilitating intensive professional development and curriculum development. Full Story
Austin voters in 2013 rejected money for school security improvements, overcrowding relief and facility upgrades, but one bond item set the stage for a new plan to improve classroom technology. Full Story
At a recent women's health symposium in Dallas, preventive heart specialists said that even genetic risk factors do not trump choices such as a healthy diet when it comes to determining overall health. Full Story