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Megan Burks

Reporter and Web Editor, Speak City Heights

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Megan Burks is a reporter and editor for Speak City Heights, a media collaborative focused on community health and quality of life issues in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.

Before joining the collaborative, Megan wrote about City Heights for Daniel Weintraub’s, a statewide health news publication based out of Sacramento.

Megan was born and raised in El Cajon, and graduated from San Diego State University, where she studied journalism and sociology. Her thesis looked at the media’s effects on attitudes toward immigrants. She interned with San Diego CityBeat and KPBS’ Envision San Diego.

Recent Stories

UCLA: As Suspensions Dropped, California Students Performed Better

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A new study begins to debunk fears that school discipline reform would result in rowdy classrooms and poor learning environments. Plus, we lay out the suspension trend district-by-district for San Diego County.

On The Syllabus For San Diego Students, Police: How To Communicate

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County and school officials hope to expand a pilot program that brought together students and police for conflict resolution training.

San Diego Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment In Safety Net Programs By 2020

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Community groups and public employees are calling on San Diego County to get more eligible residents enrolled in CalFresh and CalWORKS.

San Diego Unified Expands Halal School Lunch Program

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The district has also increased interpretation services to help refugee and immigrant parents in meetings with teachers and administrators.

Cornel West To Discuss Race, Policing In Southeastern San Diego

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The event continues the discussion around a controversial gang conspiracy law used to jail several men from the neighborhood.

City Heights Residents Create Roving Senior Center

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Federal funding for senior services hasn't kept up with inflation thanks to stalled legislation. As their Baby Boomer neighbors age, a group of City Heights residents aren't waiting for lawmakers to catch up.

Prop. 47 A Year Later: 12K Petitions Processed, 24K Pending In San Diego

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Wednesday marks one year since California voters approved Proposition 47. The measure made some low-level felonies misdemeanors in an effort to reform the criminal justice system.

San Diego Responds To Calls For Safety Fixes At Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

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City engineers may extend an existing resurfacing project on 54th Street to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Release Of San Diego Police Racial Profiling Analysis Delayed

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Councilwoman Marti Emerald wants to release the three-stage study in full despite an existing plan to release information as it becomes available.

San Diego School Scores Highest Among Low-Income Schools On State Test

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A charter school in San Diego's Mid-City area is getting top honors for its performance on California's new Common Core-aligned standardized test.

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