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Brooke Binkowski

Contributor through September 2014

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Brooke Binkowski is professional journalist whose career and interests have taken her to Mexico, Alaska, Europe, North Africa, and South America. She also worked as a freelance border and immigration reporter while finishing her master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, focusing on the culture of the U.S.-Mexico Border and Mexican immigration to Anchorage, Alaska.

Brooke covered her first story as a cub reporter in San Diego nearly twenty years ago and didn't look back. She worked for KFQD in Anchorage, CNN in Atlanta, and KNX and Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles before arriving back in San Diego to finish her degree. She has also reported for NPR, CBS, and the BBC.

In addition to journalism and travel, Brooke also likes fencing, playing accordion, taking photos, reading, running, and nearly everything else.

Recent Stories

Common Core Education Standards Rolled Out Early In Chula Vista

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The national curriculum standards for math and English begin this fall, but the Chula Vista Elementary School District decided to get a jump on the effort.

Layoffs? San Diego Unified Says Nay

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San Diego Unified School District will reshuffle employees rather than laying teachers off, to cover a budget shortfall that affects school districts statewide.

Art School Aims To Bring Love Of Comics To San Diego Year-Round

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San Diego is famous for Comic-Con, the annual celebration of comic book and geek culture. The rest of the year, San Diego's vibrant comic book scene goes virtually underground, but that could change.

South Bay Alternative High School Graduates Look Forward To Next Chapter

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For some students in San Diego's South Bay, a special alternative high school graduation represents a second chance.

Students From UCSD's First Class At Muir College To Graduate This Weekend

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Patricia Campbell is one of two students of Muir College's 1967 class to participate in the commencement ceremony

Summer Food Program Aims To End Food Insecurity For San Diego Children

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Nearly 1 in 4 children in San Diego County rely on school food programs to get a daily meal, which means when school is out, they go hungry.

Prop. E Would Generate Millions For Coronado Schools

Proposition E would authorize Coronado Unified School District to incur up to $29 million in bond debt to pay for modern classroom technology and repair classrooms and equipment.

Student Success Fees Debated in Sacramento

The controversial fees are intended to raise money to hire tenured professors and update classrooms.

Bill To Let Community Colleges Offer Four-Year Degrees Clears California Senate

The legislation by Democratic Sen. Marty Block of San Diego would allow certain community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees, in addition to the associate's or transfer degrees they offer now.

School's (Not) Out For Summer At Local Community Colleges

Summer classes are returning to local community colleges after several years when they were stripped from the curriculum by budget cuts.

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