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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 09:44 PM PDT

Napolitano Reflects on First Year

Napolitano Reflects on First Year

Janet Napolitano was a high-profile choice to head up the University of California. One year later, she sits down with NBC Bay Area’s Jessica Aguirre to talk about running UC’s 10 campuses, which make up one of...

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 06:59 PM PDT

Lessons Learned from the Napa Quake

Lessons Learned from the Napa Quake

Napa Valley Unified’s 30 schools suffered no structural damage in the 6.0 temblor that struck in the middle of the night last month. But when inspectors fanned out to classrooms soon after the quake, they found...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:33 AM PDT

The Strong Social Skills of Latino Kinders

The Strong Social Skills of Latino Kinders

Latino children often arrive at kindergarten behind their peers in English and other subjects. But research is shedding new light on their little-known strengths: Latino children on average have strong social...

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 08:39 PM PDT

Young Congressman's Growing Political Clout

Young Congressman's Growing Political Clout

Joaquin Castro, a democrat from Texas who attended Stanford, emerges as an advocate for immigration reform and closing the achievement gap between minority students and their peers. Jessica Aguirre reports in...

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 02:16 PM PDT

Class Action: Pleasanton Unified's Superintendent

Class Action: Pleasanton Unified's Superintendent

Parvin Ahmadi talks about the expansion of Pleasanton's program for instructional coaches. The coaches go into classrooms to provide professional development for teachers.

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM PDT

Class Action: Who Wants to Teach?

Class Action: Who Wants to Teach?

Teaching has been in the news a lot recently and not always in the best light. But that’s not stopping Teach.org - a campaign to recruit a new generation of teachers from the best and brightest students on...

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 06:38 PM PDT

Class Action: Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Laws "Unconstitutional"

Class Action: Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Laws "Unconstitutional"

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's public school teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional, after hearing testimony from students who argued the job protections made it virtually impossible to dismiss low-performing teachers. Jessica Aguirre and Jodi Hernandez report.

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.

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