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Class Action

Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM PDT

Race for State Superintendent Revs Up

Race for State Superintendent Revs Up

The election of the state superintendent is not usually a prominent race but this year things are different thanks to a political novice making his first run for public office.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM PST

Teacher Tenure on Trial

Teacher Tenure on Trial

A high-profile lawsuit could radically alter public education in California.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 02:50 PM PST

Who Will Teach Kids to Code?

Who Will Teach Kids to Code?

Facing a yawning gap in computer science education (an estimated one in ten schools teach programming), an early-stage startup in San Francisco creates computer science courses online.

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT

Landmark New Teachers Contract in San Jose

Landmark New Teachers  Contract in San Jose

This fall district and union leaders will be putting into place a new system for evaluating and paying teachers in San Jose Unified. Superintendent Vincent Matthews and San Jose Teachers Association president...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 05:08 PM PDT

New Ed Standards Roll Out

New Ed Standards Roll Out

Bay Area schools are introducing the Common Core this fall, but not without hiccups and vocal opposition from one of the original architects of the academic standards.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM PDT

Half of Classrooms Fail to Meet State Ventilation Standards

Half of Classrooms Fail to Meet State Ventilation Standards

A study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds more than half of California classrooms below state standards.

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 of...

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...

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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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Burger King Owner Find $100K in Backpack Left in Store

Burger King Owner Find $100K in Backpack Left in Store

A Burger King owner found a backpack with $100,000 inside. He immediately called police to return it.

Man Steals Holiday Decorations From SJ Family

Man Steals Holiday Decorations From SJ Family

Surveillance video shows a man stealing holiday decorations from a San Jose family's front lawn.

Driver Runs Red Light, Officer Thrown From Motorcycle: CHP

Driver Runs Red Light, Officer Thrown From Motorcycle: CHP

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Niners Fall Flat in Showdown with Seahawks

Niners Fall Flat in Showdown with Seahawks

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Gunman Fired 100 Rounds at Buildings: Austin Police

Gunman Fired 100 Rounds at Buildings: Austin Police

Austin police say a gunman fired more than 100 rounds at the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings before he was killed. Police Chief Art Acevedo said a police sergeant shot at...

Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destructive Protests

Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destructive Protests

Three nights of protests have left much of downtown Oakland boarded up and littered with graffiti. The vandalism has also left children who live and visit the city feeling trampled on.