Kyle Stokes

Education Reporter

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Kyle Stokes is the K-12 reporter on Southern California Public Radio's education team.

Kyle previously worked at KPLU Public Radio in Seattle where he covered education, including a major teachers strike. He also authored a documentary, "Renaissance Beach," on efforts to turn around a long-troubled Seattle high school. Before that, Kyle spent about three years in Bloomington, Indiana, helping launch an education reporting collaboration between NPR and member station WFIU. His work for that project, called StateImpact Indiana, earned honors from PRNDI, ONA and two National Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTDNA.

Kyle earned a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri. While in Columbia, Mo., he worked as a producer for NPR member station KBIA and a reporter for NBC affiliate KOMU. He graduated in 2011.

Stories by Kyle Stokes

Is LAUSD cherrypicking charter schools?

Leaders of 30 charter networks say LAUSD has again unfairly dinged an application to open a new school — this time, for a charter high school in Westchester.

Court dials back order to release sensitive student data

A federal judge had ordered the release of a complete database of California student information to plaintiffs in a wide-ranging lawsuit about special education services.

LA schools plan overhaul of their student report cards

Students will get more than one score for each academic subject, but no more effort grades. The new draft also condenses a section on social skills and study habits.

Appeals court hears arguments in Vergara teacher tenure case

Much of the hearing was spent wrangling over whether it a court should be weighing in on tenure — or whether it was a policy matter best left to the legislature.

The latest round in the battle over teacher tenure

The second round begins in a blockbuster battle that could dismantle job protections enjoyed by California's K-12 teachers for decades.

Two-thirds of LAUSD high school seniors on-track for diploma

But less than half of Class of 2016 students are passing required courses with grades Cal State or UC campuses require for admission.

Compton teachers play hooky to protest slow-moving negotiations

The sick-out at four Compton schools is an apparent show of dissatisfaction with the progress of labor contract talks between their union and the district.

10 million California students' records to be disclosed in suit

The release includes personal information, including some Social Security numbers, for students who've attended California schools since 2008. But you can object.

'Walk-ins' spotlight national interest in LA charter fight

The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union says countering the proposed expansion of charter schools in Los Angeles is "amongst her highest priorities."

LA teachers union seeks to re-negotiate evaluation system

​​The union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District wants to re-work how the district rates teachers' job performance.