KQED Radio Staff
Education Reporter, The California Report
Ana Tintocalis covers K-12 and higher education news and trends across California for KQED's statewide program The California Report. She has reported extensively on how policy decisions affect learning in the classroom and the effect of the state's budget woes on public education. She also strives to tell the personal and human stories in education by including children, disadvantaged youth, parents and teachers. Ana began reporting for KQED in 2011.
Before her time at KQED, Ana was the education reporter for KPBS Radio in San Diego where she reported on K-12 and higher education in San Diego County. Her work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists, the California Teachers Association, and the Public Radio News Directors Inc.
Ana is also is a former fellow with The Poynter Institute, and former SPJ-San Diego board member where she managed a high school mentor program.
Ana grew up in the desert community of Palmdale, California and earned her B.A. in journalism at California State University, Long Beach.
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The new school year is upon us, and there's something new for kindergartners in California: they're going to have to learn how to read at a higher level than they did before. That's because the academic standards known as Common Core are kicking in. How will that affect the state's littlest learners?
It's back to school time for the more than 6 million public school kids in California. This year, what they learn and how they learn will be radically different. That's because all schools must now teach a new set of academic standards called Common Core. The standards call for kindergartners to learn more vocabulary words and read short sentences fluently.
Most college students across the state will head back to school in about a month. Those who plan to register for classes at the University of California will be required to take a special course about how to prevent sexual assault.
UC President Janet Napolitano announced that the University of California will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2017. Several thousand UC workers and the employees of contractors will benefit.
California public school students will face a dramatically different kind of curriculum when they head back to school this year. It's part of Common Core, the state's new academic standards. As part of a look at how these standards are transforming education across the state, we take a look at math, specifically Algebra. In San Francisco, parents are upset that gifted middle school students will have to wait to take a class that gets into the bulk of the material.