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Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 06:15 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 01:17 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 12:50 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 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.

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San Jose Restaurants Prepare for Busy Super Bowl

San Jose Restaurants Prepare for Busy Super Bowl

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SFPD Make Arrest in SoMa Body Parts Case

SFPD Make Arrest in SoMa Body Parts Case

San Francisco police early Saturday arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the grisly case of a dismembered body found in a suitcase in a downtown street earlier this week.

Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Fire in Alamo Square Neighborhood

Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Fire in Alamo Square Neighborhood

Quick work by roughly 100 firefighters who responded Saturday to a four-alarm fire in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood prevented the flames from spreading to the entire block, a fire official said.

Three Dogs Die After Visiting Lake Chabot: Report

Three Dogs Die After Visiting Lake Chabot: Report

Three dogs reportedly died after coming in contact with blue-green algae in Lake Chabot, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

Whitney Houston's Daughter in Induced Coma

Whitney Houston's Daughter in Induced Coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, is in a medically induced coma after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, relatives told NBC affiliate WXIA.

Will Super Bowl 50 Pump Millions of Dollars into the Bay Area?

Will Super Bowl 50 Pump Millions of Dollars into the Bay Area?

We are just a day away from Super Sunday. Next year's Super Bowl will take place at Levi's Stadium and it's expected to pump millions of dollars into the Bay Area economy. But is the economic boost as fruitful...