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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

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How San Diego State Plans To Save Students $2M In Textbooks This Semester

Aug. 20
By Megan Burks

U.S. college graduates owe an average of $35,000 in student loans. This year, San Diego State is rolling out a textbook program to help chip away at the cost.

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Coalition Submits Signatures To Amend Proposition 13 In 2020 Election

Aug. 14
By City News Service, Megan Burks

Backers of a proposed initiative that could increase taxes on commercial and industrial properties by undoing some protections imposed by 1978's Proposition 13 submitted thousands of petition signatures Tuesday in hopes of getting the issue before voters in 2020.

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The Cholla Cactus Didn’t Bloom This Year — California Scientists Team Up To Find Out Why

Aug. 14
By Megan Burks

A project launching at San Diego State and 18 other locations in California this fall seeks to find out how climate change is affecting the state’s plants.

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El Cajon Principal Under Fire For Alleged Muslim Bullying Incident Takes New Job

Aug. 9
By Megan Burks

A principal who came under fire after students allegedly assaulted a Muslim classmate is moving to a different school.

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New President Takes The Helm Alongside Fresh Crop Of Leaders At San Diego State

Aug. 9
By Megan Burks

Adela De la Torre joins the institution at what could be a major turning point. In November, voters will decide the fate of a proposed expansion of the university. Meanwhile, new leaders across the campus signal a clean slate.

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New School Year Comes With Stiffer Penalties For Foreign Scholars Who Overstay Visas

Aug. 8
By Megan Burks

The 2017 executive order that led to expanded immigration enforcement also called for immigration officials to clamp down on international scholars who overstay their visas. Those policies go into effect Thursday and could impact thousands of international students and faculty at San Diego universities.

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Group Says It Will Sue Over San Diego Unified Board Elections

Aug. 6
By Megan Burks

An advocacy group says it’s suing the city under the California Voting Rights Act.

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UC San Diego Science Program Unites Students From Both Sides Of Border

Aug. 2
By Megan Burks

A San Diego program to improve cross-border collaboration in the sciences has seen record enrollment this summer, despite political tension at the border.

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Activists Claim Bullying Against Muslim Middle School Student In El Cajon

Aug. 1
By KPBS News, Megan Burks

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the 14-year-old girl and her parents were attacked by eight to 10 students who had followed her home from Greenfield Middle School.

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San Diego Unified Sees Grad Rate Dip After State Changes Methodology

July 26
By Megan Burks

California released its latest graduation numbers Thursday, and they look a bit different after a federal audit forced changes.

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