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Class Action

Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM PST

Teacher Tenure on Trial

Teacher Tenure on Trial

A high-profile lawsuit could radically alter public education in California.

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...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 05:08 PM PDT

New Ed Standards Roll Out

New Ed Standards Roll Out

Bay Area schools are introducing the Common Core this fall, but not without hiccups and vocal opposition from one of the original architects of the academic standards.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM PDT

Half of Classrooms Fail to Meet State Ventilation Standards

Half of Classrooms Fail to Meet State Ventilation Standards

A study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds more than half of California classrooms below state standards.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 01:50 PM PDT

Sweeping Change to Education Funding (Part 1 of 2)

Sweeping Change to Education Funding (Part 1 of 2)

State board of education president Michael Kirst explains California's landmark new Local Control Funding Formula - the first overhaul in decades of the state's system for funneling money to schools.

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President Obama Arrives in Bay Area for Fundraiser; Protests Planned

President Obama Arrives in Bay Area for Fundraiser; Protests Planned

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport Tuesday night for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.

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South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

It's official, the so-called "water cops" are coming to the South Bay. The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board unanimously voted to spend up to $500,000 to hire five to 10 new water cops Tuesday night.

Sand Tunnel Collapses, Kills Man at Half Moon Bay Beach

Sand Tunnel Collapses, Kills Man at Half Moon Bay Beach

Officials say a man was killed at a Bay Area beach on Monday after a giant hole he was digging in the sand collapsed and buried him.

Huge Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Fremont Home

Huge Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Fremont Home

A Bay Area couple says they had their house covered by insurance -- literally. A huge insurance sign being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday in Fremont.

A's Agree to Changes in Coliseum Lease Agreement

A's Agree to Changes in Coliseum Lease Agreement

City of Oakland leaders said Tuesday that the Oakland A's have accepted changes that the City Council made last week to a lease agreement that would keep the baseball team at the O.co Coliseum for another...