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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.

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.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 01:50 PM PST

Is Your Child's Private Data in Jeopardy at School?

Is Your Child's Private Data in Jeopardy at School?

Education technology used in schools is a booming field many say has the potential to help kids learn. But Common Sense Media CEO and founder Jim Steyer warns of a potential downside to the proliferation of apps...

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New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation

New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation

The electrical substation suffered a sniper attack in April 2013. Now someone has stolen construction equipment from the site. PG&E is asking the public for help.

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San Jose Police Arrest "Los Mocosos," or "Snot Nosed Kids"

San Jose Police Arrest "Los Mocosos," or "Snot Nosed Kids"

San Jose police officers have taken down 13 members of a violent gang that they say had been attacking innocent people. Police have arrested a group of juveniles dubbed "Los Mocosos," translated from...

Woman Dies at Burning Man, Falls Under Bus: Sheriff

Woman Dies at Burning Man, Falls Under Bus: Sheriff

A woman died at Burning Man early Thursday morning after authorities said she reportedly fell under a bus carrying a bunch of people attending the weeklong annual event in the Black Rock Desert in...

Dog Bludgeoned with Golf Club, Family Devastated

Dog Bludgeoned with Golf Club, Family Devastated

A San Jose family is grieving the loss of their Chihuahua-mix, Sparky, who was brutally bludgeoned to death with a golf club after police say two boys broke into the home in an attempt to burglarize it.

Napa Private Property Damage Estimated at $300M

Napa Private Property Damage Estimated at $300M

Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake caused an estimated $300 million in damages to homes and buildings, 113 of which are on the red-tag list, according to Napa officials’ most recent assessment released Wednesday....