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 good readers are slim. A reading program in Pleasanton is helping kids crack the letter code.
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 Foundation to provide free lesson plans and video clips. For more information, visit Lessonopoly.org.
A man was struck and killed by a vehicle near a VTA light rail station in San Jose on Thursday night, according to San Jose police.
Plans to better protect San Jose neighborhoods from flooding date back nearly 20 years and have cost tax payers millions of dollars, but not a single project has been constructed.
A suspect was detained in San Francisco on Thursday after four people were found dead in a Sacramento house, police said.
A University of California, Berkeley professor is accused of sexually harassing his research assistant.
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.
Fallout from the nation's immigration battle is spreading throughout the Bay Area.