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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 04:27 PM PST

Education Reformer Rhee Gives California an F

Education Reformer Rhee Gives California an F

Michelle Rhee, one of the most polarizing figures in education in America, issues a nationwide report card that flunks the Golden State.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST

Mountain View Startup Reaches Academic Milestone

Mountain View Startup Reaches Academic Milestone

Coursera, one of the largest platforms in the booming industry of online classes, earned academic legitimacy earlier this month when the American Council on Education recommended five of its free courses...

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Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web.

1 Dead in Crash Between Train, Vehicle in Oakland

1 Dead in Crash Between Train, Vehicle in Oakland

One person was killed in a crash between an Amtrak train and vehicle in Oakland Monday night, police said.

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic violence advocates said they plan to closely watch how San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's case plays out in court, and how the National Football League will respond if the player is found...

Red Cross Opens Center for Napa Quake Victims

Red Cross Opens Center for Napa Quake Victims

The American Red Cross opened an emergency assistance center on Monday at a hotel in Napa to meet with victims last week's magnitude 6.0 magnitude earthquake, assess what they need and help them recuperate.

SF First in California to Offer Breaks for Urban Farmers

SF First in California to Offer Breaks for Urban Farmers

city is set to become the first in California to enact a state law intended to encourage lot owners to turn their parcels into gardens

Rash of "Smash-and-Grab" Burglaries Hit SF Parking Garage

Rash of "Smash-and-Grab" Burglaries Hit SF Parking Garage

A well-known San Francisco parking garage has been beset of break-ins, with nearly a third of auto break-ins in the northeast part of town at the Sutter-Stockon garage.