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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.

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM PDT

Educators Question Proposal to Expand Pre-K

Educators Question Proposal to Expand Pre-K

Most teachers, principals and superintendents support the idea of free public education for preschool-aged children. But some educators are raising concerns about the current proposal in Sacramento to...

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, Mar 21, 2014 at 09:16 AM PDT

Tussle Over Teacher Tenure

Tussle Over Teacher Tenure

In California, public school teachers earn permanent status, often referred to as “tenure,” after two years on the job.

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM PDT

Parents Push for Property Taxes to be Returned to Public Schools

Parents Push for Property Taxes to be Returned to Public Schools

A small army of parent volunteers from Educate Our State is fanning out across Bay Area schools this spring to gather signatures for a ballot initiative that would return property taxes to public schools.

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...

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BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said Thursday, but an attorney representing the workers said the agency...

Bomb Squad Called to Investigate Package at BART

Bomb Squad Called to Investigate Package at BART

A bomb squad was called in Friday morning during the rush-hour commute as police investigated a suspicious package at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.

Server Crashes at SJC, Doors Rendered Inoperable

Server Crashes at SJC, Doors Rendered Inoperable

A computer server at Mineta San Jose International Airport caused flight delays Friday morning, when some sort of glitch made stopped the automatic doors at check-in areas and the jet-bridge entrances...

Muni Riders Suffer Power Outage, Tree Down

Muni Riders Suffer Power Outage, Tree Down

Muni riders had a rough morning on Friday with service at a standstill for five hours in the Castro because of a power outage, and then a tree fell down affecting the lines in North Beach.

Hearing Set on "Slender Man" Stabbing Suspect's Mental Health

Hearing Set on "Slender Man" Stabbing Suspect's Mental Health

The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court. Two doctors have filed...

Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 5 at Palo Alto Cafe

Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 5 at Palo Alto Cafe

Six people were injured, one critically, when a car driven by a 90-year-old man slammed into the outside street seating at the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday.