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Megan Burks

Education Reporter

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Megan Burks is the education reporter at KPBS. She reports on teaching and learning from infancy into adulthood, the achievement gap, and school governance.

Before tackling the education beat, Megan helped launch Speak City Heights, a media collaborative covering community health in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. As Speak City Heights reporter for KPBS and Voice of San Diego, Megan's work pushed reform in the San Diego Police Department and taxi industry. She was awarded the San Diego County Taxpayers Association's 2015 Media Watchdog Award for her look at dangerous housing conditions for low-income tenants. Megan has also been recognized by the San Diego Human Relations Commission and Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter for bringing underrepresented voices to radio and television.

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 by Megan Burks

'Slow Strangulation' Of Adult Ed Will Mean 1,000 Fewer Students For...

'Slow Strangulation' Of Adult Ed Will Mean 1,000 Fewer Students For Sweetwater

June 26
By Megan Burks

Sweetwater Adult School is cutting its classes by 10 percent. They include parenting, English-language, citizenship and career-technical courses.

Linda Vista Is Getting An Education Makeover This Summer

Linda Vista Is Getting An Education Makeover This Summer

June 22
By Megan Burks

Three of its schools will become science-based magnet schools, and a new charter school is breaking ground in the neighborhood.

What It Means When San Diego Educators Talk About 'Supporting The W...

What It Means When San Diego Educators Talk About 'Supporting The Whole Child'

June 22
By Megan Burks

It is something we have been hearing a lot lately, so we headed to a San Diego school to see what it looks like in the classroom — and whether you can grade it.

Dalai Lama In San Diego: Modern Education Needs To Focus On Compass...

Dalai Lama In San Diego: Modern Education Needs To Focus On Compassion

June 16
By Associated Press, Megan Burks

The Dalai Lama spoke Friday to a crowd of about 25,000 at the University of California, San Diego.

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decad...

Skateboards For Syrians: Students Help Classmate Make Good On Decade-Old Promise

June 15
By Megan Burks

Students at High Tech High in Point Loma are wrapping up their school year — and a special gift for Syrian refugees.

New Survey: San Diego Voters Want Homeless Funding, Not Convention ...

New Survey: San Diego Voters Want Homeless Funding, Not Convention Center Expansion

June 8
By Megan Burks

Would voters pass a hotel tax increase for convention center and homeless funding? The answer depends on which poll you read.

What San Diego's State Legislators Did On Education This Session

What San Diego's State Legislators Did On Education This Session

June 2
By Megan Burks

From water lead testing to teacher tenure, about a dozen education bills by San Diego legislators passed the California Assembly and Senate before Friday's deadline.

California Schools Chief Pays Visit To San Diego

California Schools Chief Pays Visit To San Diego

June 1
By Megan Burks

The California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was in San Diego Thursday to draw attention to California's teacher shortage.

Proposed Rule Change For Adult ESL Classes Could Impact Children

Proposed Rule Change For Adult ESL Classes Could Impact Children

June 1
By Megan Burks

Many parents enroll in English-language courses so they can help their kids with school. The federal government wants to see more of them use the classes to get jobs or go to college.

San Diego Teachers: What Makes Them Stay?

San Diego Teachers: What Makes Them Stay?

May 24
By Megan Burks

As many as 40 percent of new teachers move on within their first five years. So we wanted to know: What keeps San Diego teachers in the classroom?

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