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Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just SpellingPositioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.
San Francisco Public Schools ‘Get Adopted’ By Bay Area Tech CompaniesThe Circle the Schools initiative uses an adopt-a-school model to connect San Francisco-based companies with schools.
Homelessness Among California School Children Doubled In Recent YearsNearly 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.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $120 Million To Bay Area SchoolsFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to Bay Area public school districts.
Report Shows Silicon Valley Schools Failing To Prepare Latinos, Blacks For CollegeA 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.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn 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.
Bay Area Private Schools Rank High In Vaccination Opt-Out RatesBay 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.
Public School Selection Anything But Elementary In San FranciscoFor 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.
Norovirus Outbreaks Reported At Dozens Of Contra Costa SchoolsIn the last two months, nearly 30 schools in Contra Costa County have seen outbreaks of the stomach virus this winter.
Budget Shortfall Triggers $1B In California Midyear CutsGov. Jerry Brown says California needs to make about $1 billion in midyear cuts to schools and social services.
California STAR Test Scores Rise For 9th Straight YearDespite deep cuts to public education, California’s standardized test scores have gone up for the ninth year in a row.
San Francisco School Year Begins With Focus On Truancy, AbsenteeismOfficials remain committed to a successful initiative to fight truancy and absenteeism in the city.
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