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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...

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.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

The president of the San Jose Teachers Association, Jennifer Thomas, responds to Michelle Rhee's criticisms of California's public education system. Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

StudentsFirst CEO Michelle Rhee weighs in on Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to overhaul school funding in California, and says her priorities in the state include establishing teacher evaluations and ending...

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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.
Top Stories
Security Breach at San Jose Airport; Suspect in Custody

Security Breach at San Jose Airport; Suspect in Custody

San Jose police are investigating a security breach at San Jose airport Sunday and have arrested a suspect.

Boy Rescued After Falling Down Cliff at Alum Rock Park

Boy Rescued After Falling Down Cliff at Alum Rock Park

A 17-year-old boy was rescued after he fell down a cliff at Alum Rock Park in San Jose Sunday morning, a fire captain said.

At Least 2 Displaced After Fire in SJ Apartment Building

At Least 2 Displaced After Fire in SJ Apartment Building

At least two people were displaced Sunday following a two-alarm fire in a San Jose apartment complex, fire officials said.

Activists Rally at Levi's Against Washington's NFL Mascot

Activists Rally at Levi's Against Washington's NFL Mascot

Community groups and human rights activists rallied and marched to Levi's Stadium before Sunday's game against Washington, D.C. to protest the name of the team's mascot.

Driver Arrested After Hitting Mountain View Patrol Car

Driver Arrested After Hitting Mountain View Patrol Car

Mountain View police have arrested a driver after he slammed into a patrol car Sunday morning.

Video Shows Package Thieves in SF Mission District

Video Shows Package Thieves in SF Mission District

New video has surfaced of package thieves in San Francisco's Mission District, according to Mission Local.