Schools

School Beating

Student Dumped From Wheelchair Files Lawsuit Against Oakland School District

An Oakland High School student who was dumped out of his wheelchair by a campus security guard last year has filed a lawsuit against the school district.

05/15/2015

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

California Group Files Initiative To Limit Which Bathrooms Transgender People Can Use

Another attempt is underway to repeal a controversial law that allows transgender students in California schools to choose which restrooms they use.

04/21/2015

Children playing at school. (CBS)

Sex Offenders Allowed To Live Closer To Schools, Parks Under New California Regulations

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

School Beating

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.

03/25/2015

Classroom

California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

(ADAM JAN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Suspends School Accountability Reports As Students, Teachers Adjust To Common Core

The California Board of Education has suspended the state’s school accountability system for one year to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with the Common Core standards.

03/11/2015

Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just Spelling

Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.

03/04/2015

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

California Teachers Not Subject To Same Vaccinations Rules As Students

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — There’s a big push to get more California students vaccinated against measles and other diseases but different rules apply to their teachers as it is left up to individual school districts […]

02/19/2015

(CBS SF)

Alumni At Oakland’s Fremont High Help Fill In The Gaps

The books and papers sit in stacks on the floor in the library at Fremont High in East Oakland, while many of the shelves are empty. It’s been shut down for more than six years.

02/09/2015

(CBS SF)

Marin Family Whose Leukemic Child Can’t Vaccinate Asks School To Require Immunization

A six-year-old boy in Marin County who’s been fighting cancer most of his life is facing a new threat to his health his family says he shouldn’t have to worry about. 

01/28/2015

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