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 proposes parcel tax oversight panel

Board members unveiled a plan for an independent panel that would oversee how LAUSD spends revenue from Measure EE, if it gets the two-thirds vote it needs to pass.

LAUSD superintendent isn’t planning a major reorganization

Austin Beutner tells KPCC that school district leaders are not moving forward with a sweeping internal reorganization suggested by consultants.

County Says LAUSD Budget Needs More Cuts — or More Revenue

Budget reserves required by state law are falling short. LAUSD has until July 1 to come up with a solution.

LAUSD's powerful watchdog office has been closing far fewer investigations. Why?

Last year, the OIG reported 95 cases "still in progress" up from just 15 in 2013.

LAUSD Board to Submit Cost-Cutting Plan to County Regulators

Board members will vote Tuesday on a cost-cutting plan requested by county regulators who have warned that the district’s finances are precarious.

Why the former No. 1 & 2 officials both left LAUSD's powerful Inspector General's office last year

The Office of the Inspector General at the Los Angeles Unified School District is the type of government agency that any taxpayer — not just those with kids in school — would want working well.

Lewd photos, harassment and retaliation allegations: Inside the meltdown at LAUSD's powerful watchdog agency

A KPCC/LAist investigation reveals new details about the turmoil that roiled the department over the last year.

Heather Repenning Claims Runoff Spot in LAUSD Election

Repenning said she "looks forward to a spirited campaign in the coming weeks" against first-place finisher Jackie Goldberg for the District 5 seat.

After being snubbed, Jackie Goldberg poised to advance to runoff in LAUSD election

The nail-biter is for second place: Huntington Park City Councilwoman Graciela Ortiz is only about 53 votes ahead of former public works board member Heather Repenning.

LAUSD special election 2019: Here’s what to expect

And you thought you were done with consequential elections until 2020.

LAUSD school board candidates campaign in the wake of teachers strike

It’s been a month since L.A. Unified school teachers and their union reached an agreement ending their six-day strike.

LAUSD Board asks state to temporarily halt new charter schools from opening

Board member Richard Vladovic, the resolution's sponsor, framed it as a time to "step back, after 27 years of an experiment, to see if it worked."

How L.A.'s mayor and a 'leap of faith' helped end the LAUSD teachers strike

On the day Los Angeles Unified School District teachers went on strike, Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested resolving the dispute might require a small "leap of faith" by school district officials.

The LAUSD teachers strike is over. Here's what's in the deal

Even after the members weigh in, the deal will need to clear several hurdles. L.A. Unified School Board members will need to approve the proposed contract.

LAUSD, UTLA negotiators have reached a tentative contract agreement

Mayor Eric Garcetti, UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner announced the deal at a joint press conference at L.A. City Hall.