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Class Action

Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California 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.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 01:16 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, Jul 29, 2013 at 02:58 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...

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Gun Used in Pier 14 Shooting Belonged to Federal Agent

Gun Used in Pier 14 Shooting Belonged to Federal Agent

Francisco Sanchez, the undocumented immigrant charged with the random shooting death of a 32-year-old woman strolling along a San Francisco pier last week, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder charges as his...

Girl Held at Gunpoint During Home-Invasion Robbery in SJ

Girl Held at Gunpoint During Home-Invasion Robbery in SJ

A 10-year-old girl was held at gunpoint and forced to watch robbers ransack her home late Monday, police said.

"Shrimp Boy" Given Oct. Trial Date

"Shrimp Boy" Given Oct. Trial Date

Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and seven other people were given an Oct. 19 date in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for a trial on racketeering conspiracy and organized-crime...

"City Made a Mistake": Clinton Says Sanchez Should Have Been Deported

"City Made a Mistake": Clinton Says Sanchez Should Have Been Deported

Lawmakers and politicians are criticizing the failure to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San Francisco.

Subway Suspends Ties With Spokesman Jared Fogle

Subway Suspends Ties With Spokesman Jared Fogle

Subway announced Tuesday that it is suspending its relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle amid a search of his home on the same day and a child pornography investigation into the former head of his nonprofit...

Man Shot, Killed by Pleasanton Police Identified as Cop's Son

Man Shot, Killed by Pleasanton Police Identified as Cop's Son

A Pleasanton police officer shot and killed a burglary suspect early Sunday morning after the suspect allegedly knocked the officer onto the ground and continued punching him in the head despite being Tased...