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Ana Tintocalis

Contributor through April 2011

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Ana Tintocalis was a member of the KPBS radio news team from 2001 to 2011. She first served as a as a producer for "These Days" (now "Midday Edition") and then later as the station's education reporter.

After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a journalism degree, Ana began working as a field reporter and anchor at KLON Radio 88.1 FM in Long Beach, covering breaking news in Orange and Los Angeles counties. During that time she also freelanced for other print and broadcast news organizations, such as Metro Networks, the Associated Press, and Santa Clarita Our Times. In 2001, Ana traveled for more than three months in Cuba where she produced a radio series focusing on the street music in Havana. Upon returning from her journey, Ana freelanced as a reporter covering court cases for the Antelope Valley Press, a newspaper based in Palmdale, California.

Recent Stories by Ana Tintocalis

A Push To Get More Students To Do Their Homework

A Push To Get More Students To Do Their Homework

April 6
By Ana Tintocalis

An effort to get more Latino and black students to do their homework is under way in San Diego.

Renewed Focus on Schoolyard Bullying Prompts New Measures

Renewed Focus on Schoolyard Bullying Prompts New Measures

April 5
By Ana Tintocalis

A former La Jolla Country Day School student’s court appearance in a lawsuit on Monday highlights a renewed national focus on bullying in schools.

School Teachers Keep Chavez's Legacy Alive

School Teachers Keep Chavez's Legacy Alive

March 31
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego school teachers are doing their part to keep Cesar Chavez's memory alive nearly two decades after his death.

SD Schools Won't Use Library Money To Save Teachers

SD Schools Won't Use Library Money To Save Teachers

March 30
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego City Schools will not use money earmarked for the city's downtown library to save teaching jobs. The trustees, however, did agree to spare some positions.

San Diego Unified Changes Graduation Requirements

March 30
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego Unified School District will boost its graduation requirements so more students can apply to a public university in California.

SD College Students Use Creative Tactics To Help Japan

SD College Students Use Creative Tactics To Help Japan

March 28
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego college students are taking a break from their studies to raise money for the people of Japan. They’re using creative methods to get donations.

Education Czar Says Teens Not Academically Prepared to Enter Military

Education Czar Says Teens Not Academically Prepared to Enter Military

March 23
By Ana Tintocalis

The nation’s education secretary Arne Duncan said too many teenagers can’t get into the military because they are not academically prepared. He joined military officials on Wednesday in San Diego to focus on the problem.

San Diego County Crowns A New Spelling Bee Champ

San Diego County Crowns A New Spelling Bee Champ

March 22
By Ana Tintocalis

There is a new spelling bee champ in San Diego County. The 7th grader hails from Francis Parker School in San Diego. She studied more than 20,000 words for the big match.

San Diego School Lunchrooms Go Green

San Diego School Lunchrooms Go Green

March 15
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego school lunchrooms are increasingly going green. In fact, the San Diego Unified School District is tapping into the ‘farm-to-table movement’ found in many restaurants today.

San Diegans Reach Out to Familes in Japan

March 11
By Ana Tintocalis, Erik Anderson, Kyla Calvert, Mark Sauer

Watching images of Japan’s devastation has been especially difficult for those with friends and family in the country.

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