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The launch of the Circle the Schools initiative at Junipero Serra Elementary School in San Francisco, California  on September 18, 2014. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

San Francisco Public Schools ‘Get Adopted’ By Bay Area Tech Companies

The Circle the Schools initiative uses an adopt-a-school model to connect San Francisco-based companies with schools.

09/18/2014

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Homelessness Among California School Children Doubled In Recent Years

Nearly 270,000 California public school students were homeless at some point during the last school year, according to a new report that finds the number of homeless students is growing at twice the national rate.

09/11/2014

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $120 Million To Bay Area Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to Bay Area public school districts.

05/30/2014

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Report Shows Silicon Valley Schools Failing To Prepare Latinos, Blacks For College

A new report is raising serious questions about how public schools in Silicon Valley are doing when it comes to preparing minority students to go to college.

05/29/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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Bay Area Private Schools Rank High In Vaccination Opt-Out Rates

Bay Area public health leaders are reacting to news that parents of private school children in California are more likely to opt out of vaccinations than parents of kids in public schools.

09/10/2012

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Public School Selection Anything But Elementary In San Francisco

For San Francisco parents, getting their first pick of public schools is no small feat, even for in-the-know parents who have already devoted time researching schools in anticipation the city’s multi-layered selection process.

08/21/2012

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Norovirus Outbreaks Reported At Dozens Of Contra Costa Schools

In the last two months, nearly 30 schools in Contra Costa County have seen outbreaks of the stomach virus this winter.

02/24/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Budget Shortfall Triggers $1B In California Midyear Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown says California needs to make about $1 billion in midyear cuts to schools and social services.

12/13/2011

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California STAR Test Scores Rise For 9th Straight Year

Despite deep cuts to public education, California’s standardized test scores have gone up for the ninth year in a row.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

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