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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 02:50 PM PST

Who Will Teach Kids to Code?

Who Will Teach Kids to Code?

Facing a yawning gap in computer science education (an estimated one in ten schools teach programming), an early-stage startup in San Francisco creates computer science courses online.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 03:44 PM PDT

Book Author Blasts "Hoax" of Ed Reform

Book Author Blasts "Hoax" of Ed Reform

Former US Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch explains why she thinks it was wrong for San Francisco school district officials to attend a ribbon cutting for a new charter school supported by Facebook...

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT

Landmark New Teachers Contract in San Jose

Landmark New Teachers  Contract in San Jose

This fall district and union leaders will be putting into place a new system for evaluating and paying teachers in San Jose Unified. Superintendent Vincent Matthews and San Jose Teachers Association...

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Second Hiker in 1 Week Found Dead at Mt. Tam Park

Second Hiker in 1 Week Found Dead at Mt. Tam Park

For the second time in less than a week, a female hiker has been found dead near a popular hiking trail at one of the Bay Area’s most scenic spots.

SJSU Task Force Urges President to Act Following "Ugly Incident"

SJSU Task Force Urges President to Act Following "Ugly Incident"

The San Jose State University Special Task Force on Racial Discrimination, made up of students, faculty and community members, said “the university should create an office of diversity, enable students...

Teacher Arrested For Sexual Involvement With Minor

Teacher Arrested For Sexual Involvement With Minor

A San Leandro High School teacher turned himself in to the San Jose Police Department Thursday after police started investigating whether he was involved in a sexual relationship with a minor.

SJPD Fails to Produce Burglary Response Times

SJPD Fails to Produce Burglary Response Times

During the past decade burglaries rose by 50 percent in San Jose, but how long on average does it take police to respond to burglary 911 calls? The Investigative Unit found that the public won’t know...

SJPD: Baby Forgotten in Backseat Dies

SJPD: Baby Forgotten in Backseat Dies

San Jose police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old baby after they said the father forgot to drop him off at the babysitter's before he went to work.

Sick Seals, Sea Lions Turning Up At Record Pace

Sick Seals, Sea Lions Turning Up At Record Pace

Seals and sea lions in California are turning up sick or injured at a record pace this year.