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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
Students choosing to enroll in charter schools instead of LAUSD schools cost the district $508.2 million in net revenues, according to a report commissioned by the teachers union.
"Philanthropy has abandoned L.A. Unified," says one school board member, who wants the district to bring in outside partners to help expand programs.
Charter school co-locations appear to be the latest flashpoint in the ongoing political battle between charter advocates and L.A.'s teachers union.
The political friction between L.A. Unified and charter schools makes it easy to forget the two sides are often so much more than neighbors — they're practically roommates.
The faster increase is largely driven by an LADWP rate hike that could leave L.A. Unified's utility bills $24.2 million higher in five years.
A fight over the firing of a teacher from a South L.A. high school is playing out against the backdrop of a larger debate about teacher job protections.
Many agree that the district's integrated student data system, "MiSiS," is performing better. The question now is whether it can become more useful to schools.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has pledged to raise roughly $1.5 million to help deliver on a promise of one tuition-free year of community college.
In a major win for teachers' unions, an appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that would have ended teacher tenure in California. The plaintiffs say they'll take the case to the state Supreme Court.
The district's violation of Prop. 39, which requires it to find space for charter schools on its campuses, isn't going to come cheap.
A bill in the state legislature would limit the school board's ability to use the district's internal investigative agency to oversee charter schools.
The deal gives faculty the raises they demanded but avoids cuts to other programs that university administrators had said were blocking salary increases.
LA Unified is trying to boost enrollment, including a plan to unify and simplify the application process for parents trying to enroll their children in public schools, including charters and magnets.
Officials are creating a unified enrollment system with a single application — and a single deadline — for many of the district's school choice programs.
District officials are more closely scrutinizing special education referrals after a panel finds officials are over-identifying students as having special needs.