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.
Email Ana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories (127 archives)
San Francisco middle schools are in the midst of spending the largest gift ever given to the district. Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff recently dropped a cool $2.7 million in the district, asking the money go towards innovation. The District will use about half of the money to beef up tech infrastructure, but the rest is going to principals across the city in the form of a $100,000 grant.
University of California President Janet Napolitano says tuition reform will be her top priority as the system's new leader. She has proposed a tuition freeze for next year so her team can develop a new plan.
Smartphones, laptops and tablets are ubiquitous today. But it wasn't that long ago when most people learned to communicate via the typewriter. They've mostly gone the way of VCRs, but the standard typewriter keyboard design is alive and well. And in California, a new set of academic standards will require public school kids, as early as kindergarten, to learn how to type.
Advocates for at-risk students in California are expected to blast the State Board of Education at its meeting today in Sacramento. They say proposed rules governing the state's new funding formula won't help the neediest kids.
The new University of California president announced at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco that she'll spend $5 million dollars to help undocumented students succeed in the UC system.