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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...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM PST

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson makes sweeping recommendations to overhaul California's standardized testing system.

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Copper Thief Electrocuted at Abandoned Factory

Copper Thief Electrocuted at Abandoned Factory

A man was electrocuted in West Oakland on Wednesday night, police said.

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San Jose Marks 20th Homicide of 2014

San Jose Marks 20th Homicide of 2014

A man who was stabbed and shot on Sunday in West San Jose died Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said, marking the city's 20th homicide so far this year.

Firefighters Control 2-Alarm Fire at San Jose School

Firefighters Control 2-Alarm Fire at San Jose School

Firefighters are trying to build a 1-alarm fire at a San Jose school under control.

Homeowner Kills Intruder Who Said She Was Pregnant

Homeowner Kills Intruder Who Said She Was Pregnant

A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.

Hidden, Loaded Shotgun Found by Kids at Santa Rosa School

Hidden, Loaded Shotgun Found by Kids at Santa Rosa School

Police on Wednesday retrieved a shotgun hidden at a Santa Rosa elementary school.