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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
Ref Rodriguez is giving up the role of president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board one week after the announcement he’d face felony charges for alleged campaign finance violations.
L.A. Unified officials have reached a settlement in a long-running legal case that cut to the heart of how California's system for funding K-12 education is working.
Los Angeles Unified School Board President Ref Rodriguez and his cousin were charged Wednesday by the L.A. District Attorney's office for allegedly reimbursing almost $25,000 in campaign donations back to donors.
Celerity Educational Group leaders say they have a plan in place to right the ship — and on Tuesday, the L.A. Unified School Board tentatively blessed that plan.
On Tuesday, the L.A. Unified School Board may call on staff to deliver a broad-ranging report on the district's college readiness data by January.
Some schools offer to connect families with immigration attorneys — an offer that's taken on new salience after President Trump's DACA decision Tuesday.
California schools are stepping up their legal and counseling teams in the wake of the decision to end Obama-era protections for young immigrants who lack documentation.
The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.
Behind the numbers in a KPCC data analysis that found students in public charter schools were less likely to be vaccinated than their peers in district-run schools.
The escalation draws fresh attention to a fundamental disagreement about how the state's five-year-old school funding law ought to work.
"We're not going to take a risk," one Los Angeles school's principal said — of a child wearing faulty glasses, or of a child refusing to wear them.
To mark the first day of school in L.A. Unified, KPCC is sharing the stories of three educators breaking new ground or breaking routine in the 2017-18 school year.
L.A. Unified requires students to finish all courses needed to enroll in a UC or CSU school. This year, more students finished — but not always with the best grades.
The start of school this year coincides with the perfect opportunity to show kids science live- a solar eclipse on August 21.
KPCC found seventh graders in charter schools were less likely to be up-to-date on their shots. A follow-up analysis of kindergarten numbers shows a similar pattern.