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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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Security Breach at San Jose Airport; Suspect in Custody

Security Breach at San Jose Airport; Suspect in Custody

San Jose police are investigating a security breach at San Jose airport Sunday and have arrested a suspect.

Boy Rescued After Falling Down Cliff at Alum Rock Park

Boy Rescued After Falling Down Cliff at Alum Rock Park

A 17-year-old boy was rescued after he fell down a cliff at Alum Rock Park in San Jose Sunday morning, a fire captain said.

At Least 2 Displaced After Fire in SJ Apartment Building

At Least 2 Displaced After Fire in SJ Apartment Building

At least two people were displaced Sunday following a two-alarm fire in a San Jose apartment complex, fire officials said.

Activists Rally at Levi's Against Washington's NFL Mascot

Activists Rally at Levi's Against Washington's NFL Mascot

Community groups and human rights activists rallied and marched to Levi's Stadium before Sunday's game against Washington, D.C. to protest the name of the team's mascot.

Driver Arrested After Hitting Mountain View Patrol Car

Driver Arrested After Hitting Mountain View Patrol Car

Mountain View police have arrested a driver after he slammed into a patrol car Sunday morning.

Video Shows Package Thieves in SF Mission District

Video Shows Package Thieves in SF Mission District

New video has surfaced of package thieves in San Francisco's Mission District, according to Mission Local.