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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:28 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 12:48 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 10:34 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.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 04:38 PM 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.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:02 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...

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 01:40 PM 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...

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 09:22 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 11:54 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 for...

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Doctors Attempt Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant

Doctors Attempt Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant

Doctors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco are poised to perform a rare six-way kidney transplant on Thursday involving a dozen donors and recipients from all over the state.

Woman at Center of Sex Discrimination Trial to Testify

Woman at Center of Sex Discrimination Trial to Testify

The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of...

Milpitas Liquor Store Owner Sues Lottery Winner

Milpitas Liquor Store Owner Sues Lottery Winner

A 53-year-old woman who won $1 million from the lottery has been slapped with a lawsuit by the Milpitas liquor store owner who sold her the winning Emerald 10 scratch-off ticket.

FB's Sandberg Joins With NBA For Women's Rights

FB's Sandberg Joins With NBA For Women's Rights

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home...

Plane Skids Off Runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

Plane Skids Off Runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

An aircraft skidded on the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence as a blinding wintry mix coated the region Thursday morning, Port Authority officials and sources familiar with the situation tell...

Mission District Residents Oppose Plans for New Housing, Retail

Mission District Residents Oppose Plans for New Housing, Retail

Plans for a new housing and retail development in San Francisco's Mission District sparked chaos at a community meeting held Wednesday night.