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Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 01:02 PM PDT

Funding Formula for Local Schools Rolls Out

Funding Formula for Local Schools Rolls Out

One of the biggest changes to school funding in 40 years is underway but odds are, you've never heard of it. California's Local Control Funding Formula means more money and more decisions for local school...

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 09:58 AM PDT

Getting a Jump on Going to College

Getting a Jump on Going to College

Many high school students turn to private college counselors for help in their junior year. But a growing number of kids are working with college counselors earlier. Some start as early as middle school.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 07:24 PM PDT

School Design Inspired by Google

School Design Inspired by Google

The Cove School, a new public elementary school in Corte Madera, was inspired by the flexible open work spaces at Google. Jessica Aguirre reports.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 07:15 PM PDT

Redesigning the SAT

Redesigning the SAT

The College Board will roll out changes to the SAT next year, taking steps to level the playing field for all test takers and addressing the inequities created by high-priced test preparation. Jessica Aguirre reports.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 04:07 PM PDT

More on the New SAT

More on the New SAT

Michael McCawley, director of admissions at the University of California Santa Cruz, joins NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre to talk about UC’s response to the new SAT, and his tips for applying to UC.

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Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Another powerful storm expected to douse the Bay Area Sunday night and Monday morning could pack threats of flooding, mudslides, toppled trees and power outages.

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

For the second day in a row, a torrent of water on Sunday flowed over the Anderson Reservoir spillway, marking a phenomenon that hadn't happened for 11 years until this weekend.

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

It’s been done for two decades but after the release of a new report, controversy is building. Should farmers irrigate crops with waste water from oil extraction? Even with recent rains, the demand for water sources is high. About 80 percent of the water used by Californians goes to agriculture. Stephen Stock investigates as scientists call for a halt to the practice until more is known about the chemicals in that water.

Two DHS Memos Detail How Trump Could Detain and Deport

Two DHS Memos Detail How Trump Could Detain and Deport

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President Donald Trump's broad directive to crack down on illegal immigration. Kelly outlines plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand on the priority list for immigrants marked for immediate removal and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests, according to a person briefed on the documents, who confirmed the details to The Associated Press.

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Crews in Orinda on Sunday raced to shore up the soil beneath a transmission tower after a recent mudslide threatened to knock over the soaring structure, according to a PG&E spokesperson.

Sexual Battery Reported Inside of SJSU Fraternity House

Sexual Battery Reported Inside of SJSU Fraternity House

A female partygoer was allegedly the victim of sexual battery inside a San Jose State University fraternity house, according to police.