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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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.

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 06:15 PM PDT

Sweeping Change to Education Funding (Part 2 of 2)

Sweeping Change to Education Funding (Part 2 of 2)

The president of the state board of education, Michael Kirst, says a new funding formula for schools matches money to high-needs students and returns decision making to local school boards after years...

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 01:17 PM PDT

Ambitious New Effort to Create an Ivy League-Caliber University

Ambitious New Effort to Create an Ivy League-Caliber University

The CEO of the Minerva Project, a well-financed education startup in San Francisco, has grand plans to launch a new top-tier university online. And there's a twist: After students spend their freshman year...

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:50 PM PDT

Are AP Courses Worth It?

Are AP Courses Worth It?

Advanced Placement classes may give high school students a leg up getting into college. But there are new questions from a prominent education expert at Stanford who asks if the AP program is living up to...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM PDT

The Transformation at Tech

The Transformation at Tech

Oakland Technical High School has become one of the most sought-after public schools in the city, overcoming years of low academic performance and past safety concerns. Jessica Aguirre reports.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM PDT

An Exit Interview with the Chancellor of UC Berkeley

An Exit Interview with the Chancellor of UC Berkeley

Robert Birgeneau sets the record straight on the number of in-state students who attend UC, talks about the repercussions of state budget cuts, and reflects on his nine-year tenure at Cal.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 02:27 PM PDT

California School Districts Band Together For Federal Money

California School Districts Band Together For Federal Money

Last year, the state of California wasn't able to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds through a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. So this year, nine school districts -- including San...

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT

Calif. Students Missing Millions in Financial Aid

Calif. Students Missing Millions in Financial Aid

A new report from the nonprofit Education Trust-West reveals hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid goes untapped by California students. Only about half of high school seniors who qualify for...

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"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 ½-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures said that Allah protected his son.

Fire Starts After Student Lights Candle on Cell

Fire Starts After Student Lights Candle on Cell

Eleven San Jose State University students were displaced - and one was injured - after a student lit a match while talking on his cellphone and started a fire in their apartment complex, firefighters said.

Albany Pays Homeless $3K to Vacate Area for State Park

Albany Pays Homeless $3K to Vacate Area for State Park

The City of Albany is shelling out thousands of dollars to homeless people in an attempt to clear a tract of land for an eventual state park.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

The San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon, and a supervisor have been named as defendants in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Former senior accountant Ling La says transit district...

84-Year-Old Man Arrested After Hospital Shooting

84-Year-Old Man Arrested After Hospital Shooting

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Moderate, Exceptional Drought Expands to All of CA

Moderate, Exceptional Drought Expands to All of CA

Drought conditions expanded in California this week to leave the entire state under moderate to exceptional drought for the first time in the last 15 years.