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Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 02:13 PM PDT

Making a Promise to the Jackson Triangle

Making a Promise to the Jackson Triangle

A $25 million dollar grant from the US Department of Education supports families and schools in Hayward’s disadvantaged Jackson Triangle area. The Hayward Promise Neighborhood, modeled after the Harlem...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 04:24 PM PDT

The Hot-Button Issues in Education

The Hot-Button Issues in Education

John Fensterwald, the editor-at-large of EdSource, talks about the Common Core, testing, teacher tenure and more, in conversation with NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 07:10 PM PDT

Class Action: Khan Academy

Class Action: Khan Academy

Can you teach perserverance and grit? More and more educators think the answer may be yes, including the founder of Khan Academy, one of the most popular learning websites in the world. Jessica Aguirre reports.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 07:44 PM PST

Inside AltSchool, a Network of "Micro" Schools

Inside AltSchool, a Network of "Micro" Schools

AltSchool is a network of small schools with a big idea - bring the innovation of Silicon Valley into the classroom.

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:43 PM PST

Unexpected Quake Risks in California Public Schools

Unexpected Quake Risks in California Public Schools

NBC Bay Area found decades of safety failures from non-structural items not properly attached to school buildings. Experts say some of them can pose a deadly threat to students and staff.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 03:36 PM PST

Class Action: Khan Academy Launches Bay Area Math Challenge

Class Action: Khan Academy Launches Bay Area Math Challenge

Sal Khan, the founder of the popular online education web site Khan Academy, talks about LearnStorm, a math challenge for Bay Area schools. The three-month program rewards students not only for their math...

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM PST

Report Faults Some Charter Schools for Requiring Volunteering

Report Faults Some Charter Schools for Requiring Volunteering

Hilary Hammell, a lawyer with the San Francisco civil rights group Public Advocates, talks to NBC Bay Area’s Jessica Aguirre about her recent report on charter school requirements for parent volunteering....

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 02:31 PM PST

Gearing Up for the Hour of Code

Gearing Up for the Hour of Code

Students from Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto arrive early every day before school to spend time in the computer lab with their teacher, Ms. Smith.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 07:22 PM PST

Minerva Enrolls First-Ever Freshman Class

Minerva Enrolls First-Ever Freshman Class

The San Francisco start up promises an Ivy League-caliber education for a tuition of $10,000.

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM PDT

South San Francisco High Expands Ethnic Studies

South San Francisco High Expands Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies classes are common at California colleges yet you won’t find many at local high schools, even though the Bay Area is the birthplace of ethnic studies.

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