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Ana Tintocalis

Ana Tintocalis
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 California Report | Nov 2, 2015 8:50 AM
Big Think: College Shouldn't Be Only Successful Option for High School Grads

Entrepreneur Dale Stephens created, a trend-setting online program which is fueling a social revolution in higher education. It's all about sidestepping college on purpose and getting real world skills through internships, workshops, online classes, studying abroad -- or all of the above.

The California Report | Oct 21, 2015 8:50 AM
Top Ed Official: States Should Follow California in Helping Undocumented Students

The nation's acting Education Secretary John King says states should follow California's lead in helping more undocumented students get into and pay for college. He visited San Francisco State University on Tuesday, where he unveiled a first-ever resource guide aimed at helping high schools and colleges do a better job counseling undocumented students.

The California Report | Oct 20, 2015 8:50 AM
Cal State Faculty Turn to Students for Help in Labor Dispute

California State University faculty members continue voting today as to whether they should strike over pay. The union is demanding a 5 percent pay hike. CSU officials are offering a 2 percent bump. Faculty are turning to students to help pressure officials and avoid a strike that could begin early next year.

The California Report | Oct 16, 2015 8:50 AM
UC President Napolitano Forms Joint Committee in Wake of Marcy Allegations

University of California President Janet Napolitano is taking system-wide action after renowned UC Berkeley astronomy professor Geoffrey Marcy resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.

The California Report | Oct 14, 2015 8:50 AM
Extra Funding for Cal State at Center of Labor Strife

California's annual budget is a game of winners and losers, and one of the perceived winners this year was the Cal State University system. The 23-campus system got an additional $97 million thanks in part to intense lobbying by students and faculty members. But the extra money has brought on a labor dispute with the faculty union, which is seeking a 5 percent. raise. Management is offering a 2 percent raise.

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