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

LAUSD board would resist if Trump came after student data

The district’s school board pledged Tuesday to resist attempts to use student data to enforce deportations “to the fullest extent provided by the law.”

Sen.-elect Harris prioritizes immigration, criminal justice

“There are a lot of people…who are feeling dispirited at best," Harris said Thursday. "Part of what we are here to say is, ‘You are not alone. You matter.’”

Republican Rep. Knight re-elected as Caforio concedes

Democrats had spent heavily in the race for the 25th Congressional District, seeing Knight as vulnerable, but by late Wednesday morning challenger Bryan Caforio was congratulating his opponent.

If Prop 58 fails, LAUSD still plans more bilingual offerings

L.A. Unified brought 12 new multilingual education programs online this school year. Next year, the district expects to add another dozen or so.

Teachers union wants no part of charter group's LAUSD grant

United Teachers Los Angeles said the grants amounted to token offerings for L.A. Unified schools who have already lost a lot to competition with charter schools.

How charter school advocates became top campaign spenders

No organization in the state has spent more outside money in the 2016 election cycle than two pro-charter committees. They've spent $17 million on state contests.

Can LAUSD fairly oversee the charters it competes against?

L.A. Unified leaders say their process is fair, but charter school advocates say letting school districts oversee charters is letting the fox guard the henhouse.

LAUSD board rejects 5 charter schools' renewal requests

L.A. Unified has routinely approved most charter schools' renewal and "material revision" requests since 2011. Tuesday night was a different story.

El Camino school will keep charter, principal to step down

Principal Dave Fehte's use of a school credit card became a key part of an LAUSD inquiry. He'll resign next week as part of a deal to save El Camino's charter.

Huntington Park: Tiny battleground in LA charter school war

The turf war over the expansion of charter schools in LAUSD has found an unlikely new battleground: the tiny city of Huntington Park.

LAUSD board could escalate battle over El Camino's charter

L.A. Unified officials have asked school board members to take the second of three steps needed to revoke the charter for the embattled Woodland Hills school.

Behind charter donors' decision to help LAUSD schools expand

In late January, a mere three weeks into her tenure as Los Angeles Unified School District's superintendent, Michelle King welcomed two surprising guests into her office: representatives of the non-profit group that sprouted from the controversial "Great Public Schools Now" plan.

Amid LAUSD investigation, El Camino leader to take pay cut

L.A. Unified has taken a step toward yanking the high school's charter over concerns about its finances. This is the school's latest attempt to get right with LAUSD.

Pro-charter school funder to give grants to 5 LAUSD schools

Last fall, Great Public Schools Now was seen as a threat to LAUSD. On Thursday, the group outlined a plan to award up to $3.85 million to five L.A. Unified schools.

Teachers call for El Camino charter school to fire principal

Around 50 teachers and parents from El Camino Real Charter High School gathered near the campus Wednesday morning to pose a pointed question to members of their own governing board: Why have they not fired El Camino principal Dave Fehte?