Education Reporter - KUT Austin
Kate is the education reporter at KUT, covering the Austin Independent School District, public, and higher education in Texas. She got her public radio start at Fordham University's WFUV. Her voice has been heard on the East and West coasts as a reporter and producer for WNYC and KUNR in Reno, Nevada. She has also appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Takeaway and more. In her spare time, Kate enjoys discovering new music, traveling and trying local beers.
For many first-generation families, college can seem an impossible goal. One program is trying to make that less so by letting high school students earn college credits.
For nearly 5 million students in the US, English is not their first language. So, in Austin, Texas, some are sent to a special school for international students — where dozens of languages are spoken.
How a busy high schooler stays on track with the help of her “second pair of parents."
At one El Paso high school, 70 percent of its students cross the border each day to attend classes. It's a commute that is far from routine.
The number of English language learners in the US is growing fast, but the shortage of bilingual teachers is not. One Texas school district is finding a fix across the border.