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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

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...

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...

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Pao Jury Finds Firm Did Not Discriminate

Pao Jury Finds Firm Did Not Discriminate

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon...

Investigators Search Internet Sites in Alleged Vallejo Kidnapping

Investigators Search Internet Sites in Alleged Vallejo Kidnapping

A day after Vallejo police said her kidnapping was a hoax, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn — who reported the kidnapping to police — fought back through their lawyers.

Vigils, Fundraisers For Slain Officer

Vigils, Fundraisers For Slain Officer

Two vigils and two fundraisers are already in the works in memory of slain San Jose police Officer Michael Johnson, who was shot Tuesday night while responding to a suicidal man, who ended up killing him with a...

"Hospitality Ambassador" Beats Homeless Man: Video

"Hospitality Ambassador" Beats Homeless Man: Video

A hospitality ambassador for the city of Berkeley was fired and his partner suspended after a video unearthed last week shows the employee - whose job it is to "create a more welcoming downtown" - beating...

Cop Says SJPD Patrol Computer Problems an "Officer Safety Issue"

Cop Says SJPD Patrol Computer Problems an "Officer Safety Issue"

It appears the officers responding to calls that one of their own had been shot were not only facing every cops' biggest fear, but also problems with the technology they needed to get to the scene.

School Suspension Reversed for Prom "Pony Proposal"

School Suspension Reversed for Prom "Pony Proposal"

A Milpitas High School student's unique prom proposal not only got him a date, but also a suspension. But now it appears school officials have had a change of heart.