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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

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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

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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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San Francisco School Year Begins With Focus On Truancy, Absenteeism

Officials remain committed to a successful initiative to fight truancy and absenteeism in the city.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

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California Dropout Rate Reaches Nearly 20 Percent

The numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

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Opponents Of California Gay History Law Seek Referendum

California’s secretary of state on Tuesday cleared a group to begin collecting signatures for a ballot referendum to overturn a first-in-the-nation law requiring public schools to teach the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies lessons.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011

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