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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 11, 2014 8:50 AM
New School Spending Rules Emphasize Accountability

The California Board of Education has unanimously approved new rules governing how school districts should spend extra state funds for their neediest students. Under the new funding system, districts with large numbers of at-risk students get thousands of dollars more per child. But districts aren't only going to have to spend the money directly on the neediest students, they'll also have to show how they're spending the money.

The California Report | Jun 11, 2014 8:50 AM
Vergara Decision's Impact Ripples Through National Teacher Tenure Debate

In a ruling heard around the country, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's teacher tenure rules are unconstitutional because they disproportionately saddle students in poor neighborhoods with the worst educators. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan immediately hailed the decision, even though it will be appealed, as an opportunity to build "a new framework for the teaching profession."

The California Report | May 30, 2014 4:30 PM
San Francisco Counselor on a Mission to Make College Dreams Come True

Graduating from high school is an undeniable achievement for every kid, but some kids struggle harder to get on that stage and wave that diploma. Reaching out to kids at risk of failing isn't so easy. Many adults want to be able to connect, but can't. We visit Mission High School in San Francisco to meet one woman with a knack for shepherding teens up on to that stage.

The California Report | May 15, 2014 8:50 AM
UC Regents Want More Geographically Diverse Pool of Community College Transfer Students

UC Regents met this week in Sacramento. Governor Jerry Brown, who attended the meeting, came to throw his support behind decreasing freshmen enrollment in favor of welcoming more California community college transfer students. UC President Janet Napolitano wants more students from underrepresented parts of the state.

The California Report | May 13, 2014 8:50 AM
Pressure Builds in Support of Statewide Transitional Kindergarten

Many Democratic lawmakers want to step-up spending for programs like transitional kindergarten, widely believed to be a boon for students who get it. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has proposed making it available to every 4-year-old in California -- and a new report takes California to task for denying thousands of children access to transitional kindergarten.

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