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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...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:38 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.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM 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.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 02:27 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...

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM 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...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 04:27 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 11:57 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...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM PST

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson makes sweeping recommendations to overhaul California's standardized testing system.

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.

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Records Detail Allegations Against Ray McDonald

Records Detail Allegations Against Ray McDonald

Search warrants and text messages detailing sexual assault allegations against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald show a woman claims the attack happened at his home after they drank together at a bar and...

Drone Operators Warned For Flying Aircraft Over Levi's Stadium

Drone Operators Warned For Flying Aircraft Over Levi's Stadium

Some 49ers fans got off with a warning after they were caught flying their drone over Levi’s Stadium before Saturday’s game against the Chargers, Santa Clara police confirmed Monday.

King Tides Hit California Coast

King Tides Hit California Coast

A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year's highest tides to California shores.

Man Accused of Lighting 13 Fires in San Jose Gets 40 to Life

Man Accused of Lighting 13 Fires in San Jose Gets 40 to Life

A 49-year-old ex-felon convicted of setting fires in more than a dozen locations near downtown San Jose in January, causing about $6 million in damage, agreed in Santa Clara County Superior Court Monday to serve...

2 Indicted in Deadly Stockton Bank Robbery

2 Indicted in Deadly Stockton Bank Robbery

Two men were indicted Monday in a violent bank robbery and shootout with police this summer that ended in the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two suspects.

Big Changes for California Day Care Oversight

Big Changes for California Day Care Oversight

In response to a joint investigation between the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and the Center for Investigative Reporting which exposed CA’s weak system for day care inspections, state lawmakers have...