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 (187 archives)
We're about three months into this school year, the first in which all districts in California are required to carry out new academic standards called Common Core. Beginning today, education reporter Ana Tintocalis will answer listeners' burning questions about Common Core. We begin with a question about what happens if kindergartners don't hit the higher level of reading Common Core requires.
Entrepreneur Dale Stephens created UnCollege.org, 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 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.
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.
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.