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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

More San Diego County Sophomores Pass Exit Exam — But Achievement Gap Persists

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On the whole, San Diego County's sophomores beat the state average when it comes to passing the high school exit exam, but an achievement gap persists.

Agreement Puts College Within Reach For Foster Youth At Cal State San Marcos

Cal State San Marcos and San Diego County expand a partnership to help former foster youth go to college.

San Diego Unified School Board Not Notified About Military-Style Vehicle

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San Diego Unified school board trustee Scott Barnett said Thursday he and the other trustees should have been told about the acquisition before it happened.

San Diego Unified: New MRAP Is Not A Tank

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San Diego Unified School District's Police Chief Ruben Littlejohn says having the vehicle doesn't reflect a militarization of the educational system.

Chula Vista School District Failed To Accommodate Students With Learning Disabilities

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Chula Vista Elementary School District might have violated state mandates last spring when students with disabilities were denied testing modifications.

Labor Day Jobs Report Has Good and Bad News

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Labor Day is a good time to look at how jobs and the economy are doing. The nonpartisan California Budget Project has some good and bad news.

South County School Corruption Case Inspires Campaign Law

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez said the corruption scandal in the Sweetwater Union High School District inspired her to write a new law that would forbid public school administrators from raising money for school-board candidates.

As Summer Ends, Common Core Standards Kick In At San Diego Schools

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As Common Core standards officially kick in at schools around California this year, student teachers might have an edge in tackling its education strategies.

Cal State San Marcos Investigating Sex Assault Allegations

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Campus officials said the allegations, which include a rape report in May, involve members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


High School For San Diego’s Teen Moms Marks 20-Year Anniversary

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For 20 years, Lindsay School has educated teenage mothers. Now, with a new partnership, the school is going to educate the babies, too.

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