Katie Gaultney

Katie is a senior correspondent for WORLD Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and Southern Methodist University. She previously worked in public relations, event planning, and speechwriting. Katie resides with her family in Dallas. Follow her on Twitter @gaultney.

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Texas court considers homeschool autonomy

Homeschooling | While the state’s high court reviews the legality and latitude of officials to request proof of education, experts insist homeschool law is unlikely to change
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 11/04/15, 04:23 pm

DALLAS—The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that at first glance would appear to have far-reaching effects on the state’s more than 120,000 homeschool families—about one-sixth of the nation’s total homeschool population.

At issue is how much latitude local and state officials have in requesting proof—in the form of lesson plans or curricula—that homeschool students are being educated in a way that satisfies vague standards laid out by the Texas Education Agency.

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GOP hopefuls preach politics at Texas megachurch

Campaign 2016 | Candidates talk about their faith at Prestonwood Baptist Church in hopes of proving their moralistic mettle
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 10/19/15, 09:05 am

DALLAS—Six Republican presidential hopefuls descended on a north Texas megachurch Sunday to appeal for support from what should be a dependable voting bloc. But during the event, hosted by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the ability of evangelicals to affect political change was as much on stage as the candidates.

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Worship through work

Effective Compassion | Program helps prepare the homeless for life on the job
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 9/02/06, 12:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. - On Boyer Street in the heart of urban Raleigh a month ago, four police cars surrounded a dilapidated wooden house, its cornflower blue paint peeling and its sagging roof showing gaping holes where shingles are long gone. Around the corner, decades-old cars filled the parking lot of a chicken-and-biscuits restaurant next to an overgrown baseball field. Rap music drowned out the shriek of an alarm nearby, the bass of the music pulsing so that it shook the cracked concrete.

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