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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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.

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 09:16 AM PDT

Tussle Over Teacher Tenure

Tussle Over Teacher Tenure

In California, public school teachers earn permanent status, often referred to as “tenure,” after two years on the job.

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM PDT

Educators Question Proposal to Expand Pre-K

Educators Question Proposal to Expand Pre-K

Most teachers, principals and superintendents support the idea of free public education for preschool-aged children. But some educators are raising concerns about the current proposal in Sacramento to...

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 02:14 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 02:46 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 05:00 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.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 03:12 PM 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.

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Jahi's Family Alleges Medical Negligence

Jahi's Family Alleges Medical Negligence

A little more than a year after a then-13-year-old Oakland girl was declared brain dead, Jahi McMath's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, where she received...

Homicide Ends With Camry Slammed Into Garage

Homicide Ends With Camry Slammed Into Garage

Antioch police are trying to sort out the first homicide of the year that ended up with a Toyota Camry crashed into a garage, three people detained and a shotgun found discarded at a Chinese restaurant nearby.

SF's Auxiliary Bishop New Leader of SD's Roman Catholic Church

SF's Auxiliary Bishop New Leader of SD's Roman Catholic Church

The new leader of the Roman Catholic Church diocese in San Diego has been named.

SFPD Defends Fatal Shooting in Tense Meeting

SFPD Defends Fatal Shooting in Tense Meeting

Neighbors and friends of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot by police in San Francisco's Mission District voiced their anger and frustrations at a community meeting held Monday.

Fatal Train Crossing Crash Prompt Call For Safety Change

Fatal Train Crossing Crash Prompt Call For Safety Change

Some Menlo Park residents are urging the city to fix what they call a dangerous train crossing.

Car Slams Into Pet Clinic in Campbell

Car Slams Into Pet Clinic in Campbell

Campbell police said the driver of a four-door car accidentally crashed into the entrance of a Campbell pet clinic Monday night.