Kyla Calvert is the education reporter forKPBS, producing multimedia content for radio, television and the Web. Kyla began producing web content while working in marketing in San Francisco. She decided to change careers and received a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in digital media from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2009. While in school she freelanced for City Hall and The Capitol newspapers covering New York City and state politics and policy.
After completing her degree, she worked as a fellow for Hearst Newspapers on “Dead By Mistake” a nationwide investigative project about medical error. The project received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award.
Kyla moved to San Diego from Beaufort County, South Carolina where she covered county government for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.
Sixty high school teams are putting the finishing touches on the robots they built for the two days of tournaments at San Diego's annual FIRST Robotics Competition.
President Barack Obama is pushing the idea of free, high-quality preschool for every 4-year-old. Some San Diego County preschools are playing a role in defining what that might look like.
Alpine teachers are back in class this morning after the union reached a deal with the school district Tuesday.
Union leaders and district managers in Alpine could return to negotiations on the second day of a teacher strike.
Competition for seats in the state’s overenrolled classes has students looking toward Tijuana.
Alpine Union School District's 91 teachers hit the picket lines Thursday after salary negotiations failed.
Alpine School District strike will be the first teachers' strike in San Diego County in about 18 years. District staff took nearly a 5 percent pay cut three years in a row prior to the contract negotiations.
Early education advocates kick off their statewide bus tour in San Diego.
Teachers have already rejected one deal and authorized a strike in Alpine. Negotiations resume Tuesday.
Research shows people who pass the test General Educational Development test earn less than high school grads and were less likely to go to college.