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Matthew Bowler

Education Reporter

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from San Diego. As KPBS’ education reporter, Bowler aims to create compelling stories that have a positive impact on San Diego.

Bowler comes from a long line of San Diego journalists. Both his father and grandfather worked as journalists covering San Diego. He is also a third generation San Diego State University graduate, where he studied art with a specialty in painting and printmaking.

Bowler moved to the South of France after graduating from SDSU. While there he participated in many art exhibitions. The newspaper “La Marseillaise” called his work “les oeuvres impossible” or “the impossible works.”

After his year in Provence, Bowler returned to San Diego and began to work as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. Some years later, he discovered his passion for reporting the news, for getting at the truth, for impacting lives. Bowler is privileged to have received many San Diego Press Club Awards along with two Emmy's.

Recent Stories

Farm To School Program Broadens Palates Of San Diego Students

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The San Diego Unified School District credits its Farm to School program for the improvement of its cafeteria food. The district feeds more than 100,000 students and 15 percent of their produce is grown locally.

How One 72-Year-Old Aims To Stop Bullies

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Difference Makers International, a bullying prevention nonprofit, put 3,000 Chula Vista high school kids in a room to hash out bullying problems.

White House Conference For High School Counselors Kicks Off At SDSU

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The conference is aimed at helping high school counselors motivate more students to get college degrees.

U.S. Secretary Of Education Visits San Diego To Talk Common Core

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan came to San Diego seeking feedback on common core.

UC Regents, Gov. Brown At Odds Over Possible Tuition Hike

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The governor wants tuition to remain flat while the UC Regents say they need to raise it.

Ramona Voters Say 'No' to School Bond

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The Superintendent of Ramona Unified School District says students will suffer because of voters' failure to pass the $40 million school bond.

UC San Diego Halloween Pumpkin Drop Breaks Record

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The splat radius of this year's Halloween pumpkin drop broke a 14-year record.


San Diego County Gets Three Of Five Stars For Childhood Well-Being

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Children Now, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group, examined the educational and economic welfare of children in every county in the state of California.

Big Changes, High Hopes For Sweetwater School Board This Election

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Sweetwater Union High School District is trying to put board of trustee corruption behind them. Some voters hope the new candidates will move the district forward.

San Diego Public Safety Agencies Train For School Shooting

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The focus of the drill at Knox Middle School in Valencia Park was to address the kind of violence that can happen when kids bully one another.

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