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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

Mira Mesa High Band Invited To Perform At Rose Parade

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The Mira Mesa band, nicknamed "Sapphire Sound," will be the first from the San Diego Unified School District to appear in the Rose Parade in nearly 30 years.

Secret Garden Adds Fresh Greens To SDSU's Art Department

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There's no such thing as a free lunch, or at least that's what they say. That might not be true at a secret spot at San Diego State University.

San Diego Chinese Language Academy Celebrates Lunar New Year

Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, a Chinese language immersion school in Pacific Beach, has thrown a Lunar New Year party for the past seven years.

Old San Diego Library Becomes East Village Eyesore

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San Diego's old, vacant downtown library is sitting fowl while neighbors, politicians and business people wonder what's next.

University Of San Diego Education Forum Raises Questions About Technology

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Educators did more than check out new technology for the classrooms on Friday — they also discussed where technology belongs in education.

San Diego Unified School Choice Deadline Approaches

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Even though it's not yet spring time, parents are thinking about next fall’s first day of school.

Mesa College Opens $40M Behavioral Sciences Building

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The nearly 74,000-square-foot structure is one of several new facilities to open in the last several years at Mesa, City and Miramar colleges.

San Marcos Unified Delays Opening Of First Elementary School

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The school could have opened on time, but it would have cost the district $8 million more because of overtime wages and double shifts.

San Diego State Task Force Examines Sexual Assault Response

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The university's Sexual Violence Task Force on Thursday hosted its first of bi-weekly briefings about sexual violence on the campus.

San Diego Nonprofit Opens In New Neighborhood Makers Quarter

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Fab Lab San Diego opened Wednesday in San Diego's newest neighborhood, Makers Quarter.

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