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

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.

Microsoft continues classroom push with Bing for Schools

Microsoft is positioning its Bing browser to be the search engine of choice for schools, tailoring the browser with no ads and strict content filters

Study shows charter schools are improving in reading

Charter school students improved faster in reading according to the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University

Saugus school board member booted over question of residence

The Saugus Union School Board voted to remove Stephen Winkler for not living in the district. He had recently been censured for alleged offensive Internet activity.

Nearly half of Crenshaw High teachers won't return

The chronically-low performing campus is being transformed into three magnets. Of the 59 teachers who applied to remain at the school, 31 were accepted.

9 districts seek NCLB waiver apart from state

Los Angeles Unified and eight other school districts in California are hopeful that they’ll be exempted from tough provisions in the No Child Left Behind law.

School board member censured for alleged racist remarks

The Saugus school board censured one of its own for allegedly posting racially offensive comments on social media. He said his account was hacked.

Study: real life learning supplements online courses

New study finds students who take massive online courses perform better when they spend time studying outside the virtual classroom.