Jed Kim Environment Reporter

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Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.

Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.

Stories by Jed Kim

Teach For America gets $20 million boost

The Walton Family Foundation will donate $20 million over the next two years to the non-profit Teach For America. L.A. will get $3 million.

Coachella Valley beats LA Unified in iPad race

Last year, the district piloted a program using 5,600 iPads. In the fall, each of its 18,000 students will work on the devices.

Long Beach summer camp teaches science to homeless kids

Middle schoolers get a crash course in investigative techniques. They collect and analyze fingerprints, determine blood types and perform hair and fiber exams.

Summer camp gives homeless kids a leg up on science

Middle schoolers get a crash course in investigative techniques. They collect and analyze fingerprints, determine blood types and perform hair and fiber exams.

Study: Career-based learning motivates students

Students who attend a high school with study plans based on a specific career are more likely to graduate — and continue on to postsecondary schools — than their public school counterparts.

After 70 years as a nonprofit, GED test switching to for-profit venture

The General Educational Development test is going for-profit in January, part of a trend of privatization in education.

Students feel deep cuts to L.A. Unified summer school program

Years of budget cuts have whittled away summer school. Only 5,000 students will be able to make up for failed credits this summer — and that's not nearly enough.

FCC votes to bring high-speed Internet to schools

The Federal Communications Commission will modernize its federal E-Rate program, which provides funding for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.

School board vote cuts Palmdale teacher pay

The board agrees to 3.8 percent salary cut and up to nine furlough days. Union leader says if the board doesn't reconsider, they'll call a strike vote.

Superintendents seeking waiver from NCLB head to Washington

Time is running out for nine California school districts that want to get a waiver from penalties in the No Child Left Behind Act before the school year starts.

New GED will test career readiness starting next year

The new version of the GED will be tougher and potentially more costly to take. Only five months remain to complete the old one.

Teachers: You can still weigh in on science standards

The state Board of Education delayed a vote this week on whether to adopt teaching goals based on new science standards to give teachers more time to comment.

LA Unified's historical collection may surprise you

The Los Angeles Unified School District collects artifacts from its more than 150 years - including report cards from the 1800s.

Tensions grow between LA Unified, Miramonte families

More than two years after a Miramonte teacher was charged with abusing students, two-thirds of the lawsuits against L.A. Unified remain open. Negotiations aren't going well.

Miramonte: LA Unified settlement countdown has lawyer seeing red

The school district put up a website on settlement offer for alleged victims of abuse at Miramonte. It highlights legal consequences of rejecting it.