Latest News & Information About Education
- Oakland Neuroscientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Dies at 90 Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.
- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai To Study At Oxford Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford.
- San Jose State Professor Returns After Sexually Harassing Student A Bay Area professor who sexually harassed one of his students is being allowed back in the classroom.
- University of San Francisco Holds First Black Student Orientation This year there will be a new orientation program at University of San Francisco that is only for black students.
- California Districts Deal With Teacher Shortage As School Year Begins With the new school year just around the corner, and in some districts, already underway, California is suffering from an acute shortage of qualified teachers. It's likely to get worse.
- Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native Ethiopia An unemployed accountant living in Oakland has capitalized on his love of books and of his native Ethiopia to build nearly two dozen libraries there over the past 23 years.
- Ex-Cal Chancellor Dirks Goes On Break, Will Earn $434,000 Former University of California, Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks will continue to collect his executive level pay, even though he's not returning to the classroom right away as originally planned.
- Back-To-School: Reform Your Dorm Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell shares some great ideas for college students who are looking to reform their dorm rooms.
- Vietnam Refugee, UC Berkeley Scholar Seeks To Repay Parents For Their Sacrifice Life is full of tough questions. But for Students Rising Above alum, Songnhi Tran, the question of where to go to college wasn’t one of them.
- Former UC Davis Chancellor Returns To Teaching With Annual Salary Of $318K The embattled UC Davis chancellor who resigned last year, will return to the campus in the fall teaching at a salary comparable to the one she earned as campus leader.