Megan Burks, KPBS San Diego

Megan Burks

KPBS San Diego

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Past articles by Megan:

Report Gives San Diego Preschools Bronze Medal For Quality

The report looked at the quality of preschool offerings in the nation’s 40 largest cities, and dings San Diego for its class sizes. → Read More

Second In Charge Of State Schools Was Born In Tijuana, Educated In Poway

Lupita Cortez Alcalá is also the first Latina to serve as the state’s chief deputy superintendent. → Read More

Looking Through The Lens At Life After 55: Baby Boomers Not Done Learning

A class offered by the Museum of Photographic Arts helps adults find fresh perspectives in their later years. → Read More

What Learning Looks Like: Decoding Social Cues On The Autism Spectrum

What new research out of San Diego State tells us about autism, and social blunders in general. → Read More

How San Diego County Schools Fared At The Polls

Voters appear to have given San Diego Unified a passing grade, all but two of 11 school bonds appear to have enough votes to pass, and two political newcomers hold on as votes continue to come in. → Read More

Lawmakers Vote To Extend Experimental Baccalaureate Programs At Mesa, MiraCosta Colleges

Some California community colleges have been offering four-year degrees under a state pilot program. A bill on the governor’s desk would extend the program through 2026. → Read More

California Lawmakers Approve $21M In Immigration Legal Aid For Students

Community colleges and state universities offer legal assistance to all students, including those in the country illegally. Last year they opened 30 percent more immigration cases. → Read More

His Parents Were Deported Two Weeks Before College, Now He’s A UC San Diego Graduate

Leon Sanchez Reyes is one of an untold number of students who straddle the U.S.-Mexico border — caught between two worlds amid stepped-up immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump and, before him, President Barack Obama. → Read More

Goodbye Buses, Hello Virtual Field Trips: Tech Takes El Cajon Students Beyond The Classroom

The big, yellow bus is often a prime target for school budget cuts, which means students are going on fewer field trips. The Cajon Valley Union School District may have found a solution. → Read More

National City Teachers Take Strike Vote

National City could become the next battleground in a nationwide wave of teacher strikes. → Read More

CSU Faculty: State Budget Means Too Many Students Are Turned Away

In 2017, San Diego State University had to turn away about 90 percent of its undergraduate applicants. → Read More

San Diego Community Colleges Could Parlay Free Year Of College Into Two

An associates degree for free might not be too far off for students in the San Diego Community College District. → Read More

California Community Colleges To Hand Out First Bachelor's Degrees Next Year

Mesa College will graduate its first cohort of students earning four-year degrees in May. MiraCosta will hand out its first bachelor's degrees in 2019. But the programs' futures are uncertain. → Read More

Gifts For Young Readers: San Diego County Schools Librarian Shares His Top Picks

Still looking for gifts for the kids and teens in your life? We sat down with the county schools librarian to get his top picks for children’s books this year. → Read More

San Diego Chamber Urges Congress To Pass Dream Act Before New Year

A third of San Diego’s workforce is made up of immigrants, and they’re responsible for about a quarter of the region’s gross domestic product, according to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. → Read More

Barrera Says San Diego Unified Might Take A Run At 2018 Funding Measure

At the State of the District Address Tuesday, School Board President Richard Barrera said the district is exploring whether to put an initiative on the ballot. → Read More

Search For Next San Diego State President Kicks Off Monday

Want to weigh in on the search for SDSU’s next president? The hiring committee is hosting a public forum from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday in the school’s alumni center. → Read More

Alliant University Course Aims To Professionalize Street Outreach Workers

Agencies in Los Angeles know former gang members and the formerly incarcerated are some of the best equipped to help break the cycles of violence and incarceration in urban communities. Now a class at Alliant University is aiming to professionalize the craft here in San Diego. → Read More

Sweetwater Bets On Game Theory (And More) To Solve California's Remedial Math Problem

Colleges recently announced changes to tackle the problem on their end. The Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego State are looking for solutions in high schools. → Read More

San Diego Schools Double Down On Assurances For Students Following DACA Decision

San Diego educators are reminding parents that all children have a Constitutional right to education and are safe from immigration enforcement on school grounds. → Read More