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Derek Giardina, a student at West High School in Tracy, California, has refused to say "under God" while leading the Pledge of Allegiance. (CBS13)

Tracy High School Student Punished For Refusing To Say ‘Under God’ When Leading Pledge Of Allegiance

17-year-old Derek Giardina said he has been given detention and docked points in his speech and debate class for omitting “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

11/12/2014

(CBS)

SF Teachers Missed More School Than Students Last Year

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the average instructor was absent 11 school days during the 2013-2014 year, while the typical student missed fewer than seven days. That means teachers were absent, on average, 6.6 percent of the time while students missed 3.7 percent of their scheduled school time.

08/19/2014

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Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

Water Pump

Santa Cruz Sets Up Water Conservation Classes To Let Residents Avoid Penalties

Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought.

07/20/2014

(CBS)

Oakland Students Join Suit Demanding More Teaching During School

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has sued in Alameda Superior Court on behalf of students at seven schools claiming that the lack of teaching time “slowly rob[s] students of an equal education.”

05/29/2014

Hirsch Elementary School in Fremont. (CBS)

7-Year Old Fremont Boy Removed From School After Alleged Groping Incidents

A 7-year old Fremont boy accused of groping an 8-year old female classmate on two separate occasions has been removed from the school.

05/13/2014

A sold sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area’s Middle Class Being Pushed Out Of SF Metro Area’s Housing Market

The middle class is being pushed out of the San Francisco metro area’s housing market.

05/13/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on climate change on June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Want Textbooks To Highlight President Obama’s Civil Rights Significance

If the California State Assembly gets its way, students in the 7th to 12th grades will learn about the racial significance of the election of President Obama in their social studies classes.

04/25/2014

(CBS)

State Senator Pushing To End English-Only Instruction In California Schools

A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.

02/24/2014

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