Mar 2, 2010

Mall Rats' New Role Model: TeachBar

Mall Rats' New Role Model: TeachBar

One good man, one good idea -- and one contest changing lives in the East Bay.

Feb 26, 2010

The Hispanic Achievement Gap in Silicon Valley

The Hispanic Achievement Gap in Silicon Valley

Ron Gonzales, CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (and former mayor of San Jose), tells us we all stand to lose when Latino students don't realize their full potential.

Feb 26, 2010

What is "Schoogle"?

What is "Schoogle"?

Google maps, Google phones, now Google schools? The Silicon Valley giant is offering free technology to public schools all over the country. We'll take you inside a Bay Area high school to see how it works.

Feb 10, 2015

Jessica Aguirre

Jessica Aguirre

Jessica Aguirre co-anchors NBC Bay Area News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Mar 2, 2010

Barton Reading Program

Barton Reading Program

It's been said that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. But research shows the deck is stacked against children who are poor readers at the end of first grade -- their chances of ever becoming...

Feb 12, 2010

The Science of the Winter Olympics

The Science of the Winter Olympics

Bay Area teachers are using the Olympic Games to teach kids about math and science. The Silicon Valley Education Foundation teamed up with NBC Learn -- the educational arm of NBC News -- and the National Science...

Feb 3, 2010

Teaching Kids Green Tech Skills

Teaching Kids Green Tech Skills

A San Francisco student talks about attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Jan 29, 2010

A Not-So-Starving Artist Steps In to Help a Starving Arts Program

A Not-So-Starving Artist Steps In to Help a Starving Arts Program

Acclaimed painter Franco Mondini-Ruiz has some strong feelings about the staggering budget cuts that have left arts education in a shambles in many schools districts across the country. "By not promoting...

Jan 8, 2010

Math and Science Education Part 1

Math and Science Education Part 1

Jessica talks about math and science education with Dice.com's Rob Dumas, Edna DeVore from SETI and Muhammed Chaudhry, Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

Jan 22, 2010

A Contract for Parents?

A Contract for Parents?

Experts weigh in on whether contracts for parents make a difference

Top Stories
Community Mourns 9-Year-Old Stabbed to Death

Community Mourns 9-Year-Old Stabbed to Death

Amidst the growing mounds of candles, flowers and teddy bears, were a San Francisco Giants balloon or two - a nod to the game of baseball that 9-year-old Jordan "Jordy" Almgren loved during his short life.

Bicyclist Dies in Sunnyvale, Major Traffic Collision

Bicyclist Dies in Sunnyvale, Major Traffic Collision

A bicyclist died Monday morning near Fremont High School in Sunnyvale.

Google Exec Killed in Everest Avalanche Triggered by Earthquake

Google Exec Killed in Everest Avalanche Triggered by Earthquake

Google executive Dan Fredinburg was confirmed dead in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal Saturday that claimed nearly 2,800 lives.

For-Profit College Network Ends Classes for 16,000 Students

For-Profit College Network Ends Classes for 16,000 Students

Roughly 16,000 students enrolled in a chain of troubled for-profit colleges are no longer able to take classes after the schools' parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., announced Sunday it is ceasing all of...

Napa High School Girls' Soccer Coach Arrested

Napa High School Girls' Soccer Coach Arrested

A Napa High School girls' soccer coach has been arrested after police said he tried to have sex with one of his players.

Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Worth the Cost?

Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Worth the Cost?

Private cord blood banks say your newborn’s umbilical cord blood is an insurance policy against future disease. A new push in California advocates parents to donate that cord blood instead.