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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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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3 Men Stabbed, 2 Beaten in Attack Near School in San Jose

3 Men Stabbed, 2 Beaten in Attack Near School in San Jose

The San Jose Police Department responded to a stabbing that occurred in the 1800 block of Darwin Way Thursday night, a police spokeswoman said.

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Now Has 9 Bear Cubs; Plans Expansion

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Now Has 9 Bear Cubs; Plans Expansion

It was only Tax Day when the adorably cute baby bear Tahoe arrived at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care center, capturing the imagination of hundreds across the country. Now the Millhams have their hands full with eight...

BART Coliseum Station Reopened After Bomb Threat

BART Coliseum Station Reopened After Bomb Threat

Normal services have resumed at the BART Coliseum station as police continue to investigate a bomb threat Friday morning, a BART spokesperson said.

Specialty Pizza Comes to AT&T Park

Specialty Pizza Comes to AT&T Park

Giants fans attending this weekend’s huge three-game series against the Dodgers will have a chance to try out a new stadium treat: specialty pizza.

Homeless Artist to Run in San Francisco Marathon

Homeless Artist to Run in San Francisco Marathon

Ronnie Goodman is 53, a former addict and homeless. He’s also a self-taught artist and runner – two things that have helped him snag a spot in the San Francisco Marathon on July 27, possibly as its first...

Chief: Apparent Hoarder Killed in SF High-Rise Fire

Chief: Apparent Hoarder Killed in SF High-Rise Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire at a high-rise building near the San Francisco Golf Club Friday morning, a San Francisco fire dispatcher said.