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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 | Jul 23, 2015 8:50 AM
UC Gives Minimum Wage Boost to Workers

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.

The California Report | Jul 17, 2015 8:50 AM
San Francisco Pushes Back Teaching of Most Algebra Under Common Core

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.

The California Report | Jul 9, 2015 8:50 AM
LAUSD to Take on Sexting Problem Next School Year

The Los Angeles Unified School District is tackling the problem of sexting. That's when someone sends sexually explicit photos in text messages. The district wants to teach students about the dangers of hitting that send button.

The California Report | Jul 7, 2015 8:50 AM
UC Hopes New Plan Will Simplify Community College Transfers

University of California President Janet Napolitano will announce later this morning details of her plan to dramatically increase the number of community college transfer students over the next two years.

The California Report | Jun 29, 2015 8:50 AM
L.A. Schools Superintendent to Step Down Early

The state's largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, is once again under pressure to find a new leader. The interim superintendent Ramon Cortines surprised many people last week when he announced that he's making an early exit.

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