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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California 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...

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...

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Class Action brings together educators, policy makers and families to explore realistic solutions to the challenges facing schools in California. Reports from NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.
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Maddy Middleton's Father Thanks Community For Support

Maddy Middleton's Father Thanks Community For Support

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SJPD Facing Another Racial-Profiling Lawsuit

SJPD Facing Another Racial-Profiling Lawsuit

San Jose police are facing another racial-profiling lawsuit. In this case, a father says he was followed by police, held at gunpoint in front of his child, all because of the color of his skin.