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Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 03:30 PM PDT

Reading, Writing and Runs Batted In

Reading, Writing and Runs Batted In

A unique program called San Francisco RBI uses baseball and softball to encourage literacy in the critical early years of elementary school. Jessica Aguirre reports from William Cobb Elementary School in San...

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 06:44 PM PST

Is Student Data Safe?

Is Student Data Safe?

Many Bay Area school districts sign contracts with third-party companies for educational technology. And while experts say ed-tech at school can be a boon for learning, there’s growing concern about a potential...

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 06:44 PM PST

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Next Film

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Next Film

"The Mask You Live In" examines societal pressure on boys. As with her previous film about girls ("Miss Representation"), Siebel Newsom plans to visit Bay Area schools and talk to boys about her message. Also...

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM PST

Napolitano Ready to Revive UC System

Napolitano Ready to Revive UC System

In this edition of Class Action, NBC Bay Area's Jessica Aguirre sits down with Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM PST

Is Your Child's Private Data in Jeopardy at School?

Is Your Child's Private Data in Jeopardy at School?

Education technology used in schools is a booming field many say has the potential to help kids learn. But Common Sense Media CEO and founder Jim Steyer warns of a potential downside to the proliferation of apps...

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 expand...

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. In Class Action, Jessica Aguirre...

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Firefighters Battling Rapid Wildfire in Sonoma County

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