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Jefferson Award Winner Laura Graham (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Needy Teens Dress In Style

An East Bay teenager has a closet like no other – she fills it with thousands of pieces of clothing to give away, a project that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.


California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Field Poll Shows Narrow Majority Support Gov. Brown’s Tax Initiative

New polling found a slim majority of California voters favor tax-hike initiative the governor placed on the November ballot.



25 Arrested In Drug Crackdown Near San Francisco Schools

A recent crackdown aimed at curtailing drug sales and violent crime around schools in San Francisco’s Bayview, Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods netted 25 arrests, police said.



Man Dies In Bay Point Shooting That Prompted School Lockdowns

A man was shot and killed in Bay Point Thursday afternoon, a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s captain confirmed.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

School Lockdown Lifted After Oakland Suspect Search

A lockdown at an East Oakland campus that was prompted by a police search for a suspect has been lifted, an Oakland Unified School District spokesman said Thursday afternoon.



ConsumerWatch: Thousands Of California Students Losing Aid Money

California’s move to tighten eligibility requirements for its Cal Grant program will eliminate or reduce awards to 14,500 students, most of them enrolled in for-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix, the California Student Aid Commission announced Tuesday.


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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.


Jefferson Award Winner Dee Johnson. (CBS)

Oakland Jefferson Award Winner Supplies Students For A Solid Education

Teachers will tell you, when students arrive with the tools for school, they’re often excited to learn. An Oakland woman has spent the last decade making sure tens of thousands of low income kids are prepared.


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Teachers Vote To Strike Amid SF Contract Stalemate

San Francisco Unified School District teachers have voted to authorize a strike in response to a stalemate in contract negotiations with the district, union officials said Friday.


San Francisco State University (SFSU)

KCBS Cover Story: Interest Rate Hike Imminent On Thousands Of Student Loans

The clock is ticking for students who have taken out subsidized federal loans for college as an interest rate reduction is set to expire.