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Oakland School Board Meeting To Address Allegations Of Students Beaten By Campus Security Guards

Students, parents and community members plan on attending Wednesday night’s Oakland school board meeting to speak out about several incidents in the past 15 months in which security guards have allegedly beaten students.


A newly naturalized U.S. citizen has his photo taken with members of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC color guard in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Contra Costa School Board Approves Plan To Fund Junior ROTC Program

The plan calls for an allocation of $100,000 a year for two years to fund the program, which will be established at De Anza High School in Richmond in the fall.


Political consultant and former San Francisco School Board president Keith Jackson. (CBS)

Attorney For Co-Defendant In Leland Yee Case Claims FBI ‘Trolling’ For Criminals

Former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson made a court appearance Tuesday on charges related to suspended State Sen. Leland Yee that involve murder-for-hire.


Parents who have been camping out at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland talk to the media about their opposition to school closures. (CBS)

Police Officers Monitor Oakland School Closure Protest

Oakland school district police came to Lakeview Elementary School again Tuesday to monitor demonstrators who have been camping out there since Friday to protest the closure of Lakeview and four other elementary schools.


(L-R) Anai Rosales, Kayla Ely and Veronica Mandujano are three San Leandro High School students who staged a week-long hunger strike over education cuts. (CBS)

San Leandro High Students End Hunger Strike Over Cuts

Three San Leandro High School students ended their hunger strike over education cuts after a meeting with school officials Tuesday night.


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Converted Concord Charter School To Be First Of Its Kind In Bay Area

The first high school in the Bay Area to be converted to a charter school should be in business by late summer after charter school advocates finally won approval from the Contra Costa County Board of Education.



Oakland School Board To Vote On Plan To Close 5 Campuses

Oakland’s school board was set to meet Wednesday to consider a proposal by Superintendent Tony Smith to close five elementary schools to save $2.2 million a year and use those funds to improve other schools.


Fairfield school board candidate Alvina Sheeley (CBS)

Fairfield School Board Candidate Admits Child Abductions

A school board candidate in Fairfield has acknowledged she was once arrested for abducting four girls from a bus stop in 1998.


School guns

Berkeley Considers New Safety Measures To Keep Guns Out Of Schools

Security officers at Berkeley’s two high schools should wear uniforms and more closely monitor who comes onto the campuses, according to a safety review in response to a series of gun-related incidents in the Berkeley Unified School District.


Berkeley Schools Have New Plan To Tackle Student Gun Problems

A school security expert sees both the good and the bad in a plan to eliminate guns at Berkeley Unified schools. The plan, to be presented to the school board Wednesday night, comes after a number of students were caught with guns at the district’s high schools this year.