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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

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, 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, 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.

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, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM PDT

Race for State Superintendent Revs Up

Race for State Superintendent Revs Up

The election of the state superintendent is not usually a prominent race but this year things are different thanks to a political novice making his first run for public office.

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Class Action brings together educators, policy makers and families to explore realistic solutions to the challenges facing schools in California. Reports from NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.
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For 3rd Time in October, Rain Falls in SF, Bay Area

For 3rd Time in October, Rain Falls in SF, Bay Area

Sprinkles began pelting San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area Monday morning - the third time it's rained in October.

500 Lbs. of Meth Seized in Calif.-Mexican Cartel Bust: AG

500 Lbs. of Meth Seized in Calif.-Mexican Cartel Bust: AG

A total of 22 people were arrested and 500 pounds of methamphetamine were seized in a drug trafficking ring linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Federation drug cartel, law enforcement officials announced on Monday.

Son Strangles Father, Bludgeons Him With Sledgehammer: Police

Son Strangles Father, Bludgeons Him With Sledgehammer: Police

A 33-year-old son was arrested on a homicide charge after Santa Rosa police say he strangled his father, and then bludgeoned him with a sledgehammer.

Alix Tichelman Lawyer: "She Did What She Was Asked"

Alix Tichelman Lawyer: "She Did What She Was Asked"

Lawyers for Alix Tichelman, the high-end escort accused of injecting a Google executive with a deadly dose of heroin, said at a hearing Monday their client "did what she was asked."

Gov. Brown: CA Needs Long-Term Vision on Water

Gov. Brown: CA Needs Long-Term Vision on Water

Gov. Jerry Brown laid out his long-term strategy for shoring up California's water system Monday, telling a water conference at Stanford University that the state's water crisis and the ongoing drought...

SJCC Chancellor Misuses Her District Credit Card

SJCC Chancellor Misuses Her District Credit Card

The NBC Bay Area Investigative unit uncovers improper credit card use at a Community College District with a long history of questionable spending.