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.
Los Angeles reached an agreement with teachers to reopen schools as soon as April 19. The plan involves all teachers being vaccinated first. It's unclear how many parents will send their kids back.
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.
Republican Mike Pence just began his term as Indiana governor with a plan to cut the state income tax rate, joining Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin's Scott Walker, Nebraska's Dave Heineman and other GOP governors in pushing for similar plans. But some Republican state legislators aren't convinced.