Loan-Anh Pham

Loan-Anh Pham is a bilingual education reporter covering K-12 schools. She is a Report for America corps member.

Born and raised in San Jose, she aims to highlight educational inequities in one of the nation’s most expensive areas. She previously interned at San José Spotlight, covering Vietnamese American communities and has experience covering Asian American issues and immigration at AsAmNews and #IAmNotAVirus.

A recent graduate of UCLA, Pham worked at her college newspaper and obtained degrees in communication, public affairs and gender studies.

San Jose council gets failing grade for policing

F is for failure. That’s the grade the San Jose City Council scored when it comes to decisions on policing, according to Sacred Heart Community Service’s report card. Advocates said the grades, released Monday, represent years of inaction on making meaningful police reform. “We need to make clear that our city council has failed us...

15 of the most influential Black leaders in Silicon Valley

Black residents make up about 3% of Santa Clara County’s population, but the impact of Black leaders on the region is undeniable — even while facing adversity. The Black community in Silicon Valley and across the nation face systemic disparities: The population is overrepresented among the homeless and historical housing segregation has resulted in lower...

Silicon Valley struggles to hire teachers despite investment in education

Early education is making strides in California, but staffing shortages remain an issue. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his proposal for the state’s 2023-24 budget last month, which allocates $128.5 billion for K-12 education and community colleges. The proposal highlights investment in early education, including expanding universal transitional kindergarten, but support for students should coincide with...