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Akintunde Ahmad, a graduating senior at Oakland Technical High School, will attend Yale University in the fall. Ahmad, also known as 'Tunde, has a 5.0 GPA and scored 2100 on the SAT. (CBS)

Raiders Honor Yale-Bound Oakland Teen For 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score

The Oakland Raiders opened their doors Tuesday to a young, multi-talented genius. He is not their latest draft pick, but an Ivy League-bound teenager who has taken the country by storm with his academic success.

05/20/2014

'Robo-grader' in use at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. (CBS)

More Bay Area Teachers Using Robo Readers To Grade Essays

More Bay Area teachers are using so-called “robo-readers” to grade assignments, such as essays. While it saves time, some educators worry the technology could hurt learning.

05/19/2014

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Instructor Reportedly Quitting Over Oakland Catholic School Morality Pledge

Teachers at Catholic schools in the East Bay were recently asked to sign a morality pledge covering their lives beyond the school walls as part of their next contract. As a result, it now looks like at least one member of the staff at Bishop O’Dowd High School won’t be returning next year.

05/16/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Jobless Rate Hits New Low Since 2008

California’s unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state’s economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.

05/16/2014

Information Tech Academy at De Anza High School in Richmond. (CBS)

East Bay School’s Tech Academy Helps Students Think About College, Career

This weekend, people in Contra Costa County can get their computer problems fixed, for free. It’s part of a unique high school program, where students study technology, and learn about themselves.

05/15/2014

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

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Stanford’s Condoleezza Rice Backs Out Of Rutgers Commencement After Protests

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War.

05/03/2014

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#ThankATeacher Trending Before National Teacher Day On May 6th

#ThankATeacher: If you can write an essay, thank a teacher. If you learned a second language, thank a teacher. If you know how to spell “receive,” thank a teacher. Those are just some of the memes and quotes you’ll see as we approach National Teacher Day on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014.

05/02/2014

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Dozens Of Bay Area Schools Receive California Distinguished Schools Award

The state Department of Education announced the recipients of the prestigious award for public elementary schools today, and nearly a quarter of them are in the Bay Area.

04/30/2014

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Bill To Require EpiPens In Public Schools Faces Opposition From Teachers Union

A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.

04/28/2014

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