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Class Action

Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

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...

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Dispute Between 49ers, Soccer Leagues Over Fields

Dispute Between 49ers, Soccer Leagues Over Fields

A dispute between the San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara youth soccer leagues over fields next to Levi's stadium is heating up.

911 Calls Released in Abduction Case

911 Calls Released in Abduction Case

An 8-year-old boy was found safe on Monday about three hours after his family's car was stolen from their northern California driveway with him inside as he was waiting to be taken to school, authorities said.

More Recruits Leaving San Jose Police After Graduation

More Recruits Leaving San Jose Police After Graduation

Ten days after graduation, another San Jose police cadet is walking out the door. The news comes on the heels of some discouraging numbers that were just released--regarding gang crimes in San Jose.

22-Year-Old Charged in Attempted Kidnappings of Teen Girls

22-Year-Old Charged in Attempted Kidnappings of Teen Girls

A 22-year-old college student has been arrested in connection with a string of attempted kidnappings of teenage girls in Hayward over the past two months that have alarmed the community, police Chief Diane Urban...

Napa Jewelry Store Employee Attacked by Robbers

Napa Jewelry Store Employee Attacked by Robbers

A jewelry store employee is in the hospital Monday night after being attacked by two suspected robbers.

New Eyewear Tech Plans to Make Driving Safer, Easier

New Eyewear Tech Plans to Make Driving Safer, Easier

It's the newest wearable technology in development. Prototype eyewear with Qualcomm technology inside will, if all goes as planned, make your future driving experience a little safer and easier.