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Class Action

Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 03:56 AM PDT

Class Action: Teaching the Teachers

Class Action: Teaching the Teachers

Pleasanton Unified’s eight full-time instructional coaches visit veteran teachers in their classrooms to provide ongoing professional development. Jessica Aguirre reports.

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:07 PM PDT

Giving Student Government a Whole New Meaning

Giving Student Government a Whole New Meaning

High school senior Cicely Rhodin thinks birth certificates in California should include accents, umlauts, cedillas and other markings. So she proposed a bill in her government class at Piedmont High School and...

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 06:09 PM PDT

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The Los Altos School District is doing an experiment. They’re trying out 3D virtual reality in the classroom. It’s a pilot program to find out if studying 3D images can help kids learn.

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.

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Gold Nugget Thieves Ram SUV Into Museum

Gold Nugget Thieves Ram SUV Into Museum

Three people wearing ski masks robbed San Francisco's Wells Fargo History Museum Tuesday morning after they rammed an SUV into the building, police said.

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Street Race May Be to Blame For Pedestrian Death

Street Race May Be to Blame For Pedestrian Death

The drivers of two cars that might have been racing in East San Jose were taken into custody Monday afternoon following a fatal collision with a female pedestrian who was pinned against a tree, San Jose...

CHP Officer Injured in Car Fire on Bay Bridge

CHP Officer Injured in Car Fire on Bay Bridge

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a car fire on a Treasure Island ramp on the Bay Bridge Monday evening, a CHP spokesman said.

Northeast Blizzard: What You Should Know

Northeast Blizzard: What You Should Know

A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities...

Pilot Rescued by Cruise Ship After Ditching Plane Over Pacific

Pilot Rescued by Cruise Ship After Ditching Plane Over Pacific

The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran out of gas over the Pacific Ocean on his way to Hawaii, but he was able to ditch the plane in the water and then a cruise ship came to his rescue.