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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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