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Kyla Calvert

Contributor through March 2014

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Kyla Calvert is the education reporter forKPBS, producing multimedia content for radio, television and the Web. Kyla began producing web content while working in marketing in San Francisco. She decided to change careers and received a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in digital media from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2009. While in school she freelanced for City Hall and The Capitol newspapers covering New York City and state politics and policy.

After completing her degree, she worked as a fellow for Hearst Newspapers on “Dead By Mistake” a nationwide investigative project about medical error. The project received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award.

Kyla moved to San Diego from Beaufort County, South Carolina where she covered county government for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.

Recent Stories by Kyla Calvert

California Won't Lose Federal Funds For Testing

March 10, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

California won't be sanctioned for forgoing its old, multiple-choice standardized tests in favor of pilot testing new online exams in the state's public schools this year.

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San Diego Student Robots Launch Balls, Careers

March 6, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Sixty high school teams are putting the finishing touches on the robots they built for the two days of tournaments at San Diego's annual FIRST Robotics Competition.

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San Diego County Preschools Ask What It Means To Be High-Quality

March 5, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

President Barack Obama is pushing the idea of free, high-quality preschool for every 4-year-old. Some San Diego County preschools are playing a role in defining what that might look like.

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Alpine Teachers Back To Class After Union, District Reach Deal

Feb. 25, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Alpine teachers are back in class this morning after the union reached a deal with the school district Tuesday.

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Alpine Teachers, District Head Back To Bargaining Table

Feb. 21, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Union leaders and district managers in Alpine could return to negotiations on the second day of a teacher strike.

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San Diego Students Looking For Shorter Time To Degree Head Across Border

Feb. 20, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Competition for seats in the state’s overenrolled classes has students looking toward Tijuana.

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Alpine Teachers Strike After Union-District Negotiations Fail

Feb. 20, 2014
By Kyla Calvert and 10News

Alpine Union School District's 91 teachers hit the picket lines Thursday after salary negotiations failed.

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Alpine Teachers Plan Strike After Contract Negotiations Fail With District

Feb. 19, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Alpine School District strike will be the first teachers' strike in San Diego County in about 18 years. District staff took nearly a 5 percent pay cut three years in a row prior to the contract negotiations.

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Bus Tour Pushing Preschool Spending Starts In San Diego

Feb. 18, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Early education advocates kick off their statewide bus tour in San Diego.

Negotiations Resume Over Alpine Teacher Contract

Feb. 17, 2014
By Kyla Calvert

Teachers have already rejected one deal and authorized a strike in Alpine. Negotiations resume Tuesday.

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