Education

Students Rising Above

San Rafael Student’s Journey To Graduation Began In Guatemala With Her Mother’s Murder

Deborah “Gaby” Gonzalez is set to begin classes at Brandeis University this fall but her remarkable story began in poverty and violence in her native Guatemala.

05/08/2015

Berkeley High School campus. (CBS)

Berkeley High School Students Say District Not Doing Enough To Combat Sexual Harassment

Students in Berkeley say their high school has become a hostile learning environment, saying they are being harassed in the hallways and administrators aren’t doing anything about it.

05/07/2015

Howard University Graduation

To Boost Diversity, Google Embeds Engineers As Professors In Black Colleges

In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley’s tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of historically black colleges and universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum.

05/03/2015

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Assistant Dean Says Healthcare Students Have Endless Opportunities

Enna Trevathan, D.N.P. is assistant dean for Educational Outreach of the University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing and Health Professions.

05/03/2015

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San Francisco Executive Advises Business Majors To Be Open To Critical Feedback

The sector with the largest increase was professional and business services, representing nearly half of all new jobs created over the past year.

05/03/2015

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Qualitative Expansion Of Opportunities Is New Feature For San Francisco Jobs

An emerging new pattern in the Bay Area is the qualitative expansion of the opportunities themselves. More and more, employees are being given the chance to write their own job description.

05/02/2015

Computer Server

‘Cyber Attack’ On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

“It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction,” educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.

05/01/2015

Sumat Lam. (CBS SF)

Student Whose Parent’s Escaped From War-Torn Cambodia Joins Successful Silicon Valley Startup

Sumat Lam’s story began in Cambodia, where he escaped the killing fields. With help from Students Rising Above, he made it through Stanford.

05/01/2015

Computer Server

Common Core Testing Hit With Server Delays, Glitches As First Computerized Standardized Testing Gets Tested

The controversial Common Core testing affecting millions of students across America was already facing student boycotts and parental opposition, and now it’s facing what may be an even tougher opponent — slow Internet connections and lack of server space.

05/01/2015

The Global Social Benefit Institute at Santa Clara University just got the the mother of all donations from former venture capitalist Jeff Miller. (CBS SF)

Santa Clara University Scores Record-Setting $25 Million Donation From Tech CEO

A college in the South Bay is getting a multi-million dollar boost. Kiet Do has more on the former venture capitalist Jeff Miller, the man behind the largest donation ever in the university’s history.

05/01/2015

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