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Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:07 PM PDT

Giving Student Government a Whole New Meaning

Giving Student Government a Whole New Meaning

High school senior Cicely Rhodin thinks birth certificates in California should include accents, umlauts, cedillas and other markings. So she proposed a bill in her government class at Piedmont High School and...

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 06:09 PM PDT

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The Los Altos School District is doing an experiment. They’re trying out 3D virtual reality in the classroom. It’s a pilot program to find out if studying 3D images can help kids learn.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 03:30 PM PDT

Reading, Writing and Runs Batted In

Reading, Writing and Runs Batted In

A unique program called San Francisco RBI uses baseball and softball to encourage literacy in the critical early years of elementary school. Jessica Aguirre reports from William Cobb Elementary School in...

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM PST

Is Student Data Safe?

Is Student Data Safe?

Many Bay Area school districts sign contracts with third-party companies for educational technology. And while experts say ed-tech at school can be a boon for learning, there’s growing concern about a potential...

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM PST

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Next Film

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Next Film

"The Mask You Live In" examines societal pressure on boys. As with her previous film about girls ("Miss Representation"), Siebel Newsom plans to visit Bay Area schools and talk to boys about her message.

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM PST

Napolitano Ready to Revive UC System

Napolitano Ready to Revive UC System

In this edition of Class Action, NBC Bay Area's Jessica Aguirre sits down with Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system.

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Police Called to McDonald's House After Female Held Gun

Police Called to McDonald's House After Female Held Gun

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on Thursday night provided no comment when NBC Bay Area asked for a reaction to a new report released by San Jose police.

Man Charged with Arson in King Fire: Sheriff

Man Charged with Arson in King Fire: Sheriff

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on an arson charge and is being held on $10 million bail stemming from the King Fire burning in the Sierra foothills - one of the largest wildfires currently burning...

California's Richest Man Stepping Down as Oracle CEO

California's Richest Man Stepping Down as Oracle CEO

A Silicon Valley icon -- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison -- is stepping down, effective immediately, the Redwood Shores company announced on Thursday.

Bar Patrons Keep Tabs on Scotland Vote

Bar Patrons Keep Tabs on Scotland Vote

Sports and music were replaced Thursday night with news feeds on the big screens at Edinburgh Castle Scottish Pub in San Francisco.

Homeowners Associations Barred from Requiring Lush Landscaping

Homeowners Associations Barred from Requiring Lush Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

Enterovirus Reported in San Diego

Enterovirus Reported in San Diego

A rare virus that has sickened dozens of children across the country has been reported in San Diego, health officials confirmed Thursday.