Kyle Stokes covers the issues facing kids and the policies impacting Washington's schools forKPLU.
Kyle joined KPLU after nearly three years covering education in Bloomington, Ind., where he helped launch a reporting collaboration between NPR and member station WFIU. His work for that project, called StateImpact Indiana, earned him a National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), along with recognitions from the Online News Association and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI).
Kyle earned his degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. He worked in Columbia, Mo., as a producer for NPR member stationKBIAand a reporter for NBC affiliateKOMU. He graduated in 2011.
The Minneapolis native is hopelessly devoted to his Minnesota Twins — sorry, M's fans. Try your luck hooking him on the Sounders, though.
The Los Angeles Unified School District voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The board said the vote was about protecting students, not violating rights.
Two students are dead and several others injured after a school shooting on Thursday in Santa Clarita, Calif. The shooter, himself a student, is in grave condition.
Leaders of LA's teachers union have made class-size reduction a centerpiece of their negotiations. But researchers disagree on whether high price of smaller classes is worth it.
The union wants smaller class sizes, and more nurses, librarians and counselors, among other things. The nation's second largest school district last saw a teacher strike nearly 30 years ago.
After nearly a week of marching for better pay and more say in how students are evaluated, Seattle teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district Tuesday.
As Congress debates the future of No Child Left Behind, one state falls short of federal testing requirements.