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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 1

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 1

StudentsFirst founder and CEO Michelle Rhee talks about the "F" she gives California in her organization's first-ever State Policy Report Card. Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

The president of the San Jose Teachers Association, Jennifer Thomas, responds to Michelle Rhee's criticisms of California's public education system. Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

StudentsFirst CEO Michelle Rhee weighs in on Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to overhaul school funding in California, and says her priorities in the state include establishing teacher evaluations and...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 4

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 4

The StudentsFirst CEO talks about her book, "Radical," and responds to being labeled "anti-teacher." Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM PST

Silicon Schools Fund Announces First-Ever Grants

Silicon Schools Fund Announces First-Ever Grants

The new $25 million venture, co-founded in part by the Gap family, aims to jump start blended learning in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM PST

Pulling the Parent Trigger

Pulling the Parent Trigger

Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution, talks about the first-ever use of the controversial parent trigger law in Adelanto, California.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:54 PM PST

"Not So Golden After All"

"Not So Golden After All"

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston, PhD, talks about California's once-celebrated public education system and its recent decline in nationwide rankings.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM PST

New Campaign to Bring Back Arts Education

New Campaign to Bring Back Arts Education

Kris Murray, executive director of Young Audiences of Northern California, and San Francisco parent Paige Patterson Duff talk about Create CA, a new effort to restore arts education in California classrooms.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:54 PM PST

Putting Kids on the College Track

Putting Kids on the College Track

The Bay Area nonprofit College Track helps students from under-served areas who are motivated to go to college. CEO David Silver and high school junior Emanual Hillman talk about the after-school program.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:56 PM PST

Inside EdSurge

Inside EdSurge

Betsy Corcoran, co-founder and CEO of EdSurge, talks about the online education clearinghouse and the growth of ed-tech companies.

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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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Ex-SFSU Professor Accused of Filming Students in Bathroom

Ex-SFSU Professor Accused of Filming Students in Bathroom

A former San Francisco State University professor is accused of filming students while they used the bathroom at his home, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

SJ Cops Accused of Excessive Force, Beating Teacher

SJ Cops Accused of Excessive Force, Beating Teacher

A San Diego teacher has filed a complaint against the San Jose Police Department and claims cops used excessive force on him during an incident at San Jose State University.

Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

A proposal to rebuild a 60-year-old community building has sparked a passionate debate in one Bay Area town. Some are saying it’s an inappropriate use of taxpayer money for a project with little public purpose.

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Abusive, Crazy

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Abusive, Crazy

He's been called abusive by his ex-wife and crazy by his neighbors, and he's even served time for a Delaware bank robbery. But the latest crime Richard Plotts, 49, of Upper Darby, is accused of committing...

Speed, Alcohol Factors in String of Deadly Crashes on Highway 101

Speed, Alcohol Factors in String of Deadly Crashes on Highway 101

Excessive speed played a role in three deadly crashes on a small stretch on Interstate Highway 101 in Santa Clara, according to the California Highway Patrol.

$50K Reward Offered for Deadly Bank Robbery Suspect

$50K Reward Offered for Deadly Bank Robbery Suspect

A fourth suspect from last week's deadly bank robbery and ensuing high-speed police chase and shootout is still at large. The FBI is involved, and a $50,000 reward is on offer.