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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...

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 06:44 PM 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...

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 06:44 PM 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 12:52 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 02:34 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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Class Action brings together educators, policy makers and families to explore realistic solutions to the challenges facing schools in California. Reports from NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.
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Missing Teacher's Body Found in Wilderness

Missing Teacher's Body Found in Wilderness

The body of beloved San Francisco teacher Ed Cavanaugh, who went missing more than two weeks ago in the Eldorado National Forest, was found Tuesday.

Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking Then Driving City Vehicles

Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking Then Driving City Vehicles

Hayward's fire chief nearly lost his job after an investigation revealed more than one instance of drinking and then operating city equipment, according to documents released Tuesday.

Driver Rescued From Caltrain Tracks Arrested for DUI

Driver Rescued From Caltrain Tracks Arrested for DUI

The 20-year-old whose life was saved Monday night when deputies pulled him out of the path of an oncoming Caltrain train was later arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence, hit-and-run...

Unprecedented: Rocky Fire Grows to 65K Acres

Unprecedented: Rocky Fire Grows to 65K Acres

The Rocky Fire had only grown 3,000 acres overnight, but was earning the title of the most notorious wildfire burning in California because it had jumped a highway and was eating up wildland fuel that has never...

First GOP Debate Lineup Set; Perry, Fiorina, Santorum Miss Out

First GOP Debate Lineup Set; Perry, Fiorina, Santorum Miss Out

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night's leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by nine other Republican contenders who made the campaign's first cut. Seven

Report: SJ Apple Campus Could Employ Up to 15,000

Report: SJ Apple Campus Could Employ Up to 15,000

Cupertino-based Apple is believed to be expanding its presence in San Jose.