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: email@example.com
Stories (106 archives)
Californians will decide if they trust state government to spend their money wisely on public schools when they vote on two statewide tax initiatives, Props. 30 and 38. Public opinion polls show most Californians believe education needs help, but neither of the measures is earning majority support. The California Report explores why voters are more likley to favor local school tax initiatives.
Education advocates in California say public schools will either sink or swim based on the outcome of two competing tax initiatives on the November ballot. Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 both aim to protect students from more devastating budget cuts -- but they go about it in very different ways.
School districts across California are getting slammed this month with thousands of requests for student records. These requests are coming from undocumented young people desperate to stay in the country.
President Obama brought in 66 percent of the youth vote in 2008. But many voters 29 and under today in California say they don't have much trust in government now, not after years of drastic state budget cuts to education. We recently listened-in on a Silicon Valley focus group made up of Millennials.
UCLA researchers shocked the education community last spring when they found California public schools issued over 700,000 suspensions last year, mostly to black and Latino students. The study touched off a statewide effort to find out how schools apply discipline.