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Kyle Stokes

Kyle Stokes

Senior Reporter, K-12 Education (he/him)

I report on the public education system — and the societal forces, parental choices and political decisions that determine which students get access to a “good” school (and how we define a “good school”).

Since graduating from the University of Missouri, I’ve covered education in three different states: first for StateImpact Indiana (WFIU/NPR); then in Seattle for KPLU Public Radio (now KNKX); and for this newsroom since February 2016. Along the way, I’ve covered two major teacher strikes and produced a documentary about the turnaround of a Seattle high school.

I was born in Minneapolis. A Martínez, who hosts our newsroom’s local news and culture show Take Two on 89.3 KPCC, has called me L.A.’s “biggest Minnesota Twins fan.” I love how this region’s mountains and beaches wrap around the most diverse array of breakfast burritos imaginable. As a native Midwesterner, I know all this sunshine is truly a luxury — but I still think L.A.’s prettiest in the rain.

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