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Concord Elementary Teacher Denies Allegations Of Inappropriate Touching During Trial

A longtime Concord elementary school teacher testified in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday that he never inappropriately addressed or touched any of his students, despite the numerous child molestation charges against him.

07/30/2014

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2 Locals To Be Honored By MLB As All-Star Teachers

In addition to the seven Oakland A’s and three San Francisco Giants in Minneapolis for this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star game, two Bay Area teachers elected by fans made the trip and will be honored during a pre-game ceremony today, league officials said.

07/15/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Teens Testify In Martinez Court Against Former Concord Teacher On Trial For Molestation

Two 14-year-old boys testified in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday that their former teacher at Concord’s Woodside Elementary School put his hand down their shirts and fondled them during class and after-school hangouts.

06/24/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Trial Begins Against Concord Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molesting 14 Students

Joseph Martin, 46, is on trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court for 150 counts of sexual abuse of former students at Woodside Elementary School.

06/23/2014

Brandon Debose Jr. tries on his cap and gown just days before graduation. (CBS)

Graduating Oakland Student Leaves Legacy Of Landmark Tenure Ruling

Just two days before he leaves the public school system, Oakland’s Brandon DeBose Jr. is celebrating not just his graduation, but a landmark victory against teacher tenure protections in California.

06/11/2014

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California Teacher Tenure Policy Ruled Unconstitutional By LA Judge

California’s tenure protections for public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

06/10/2014

Cloverdale High School aide faces 11 years in prison for molesting three students. (Royalty free image)

Sonoma County Special Ed Teacher’s Aide Gets 11 Years In Prison For Molesting Teens

A former Cloverdale High School teacher’s aide will be sentenced in July to more than 11 years in prison for molesting three teenage boys.

05/16/2014

Hirsch Elementary School in Fremont. (CBS)

7-Year Old Fremont Boy Removed From School After Alleged Groping Incidents

A 7-year old Fremont boy accused of groping an 8-year old female classmate on two separate occasions has been removed from the school.

05/13/2014

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Fremont Police Reopen Investigation Of Teacher Accused Of Slapping Student

A Fremont elementary school teacher accused of slapping a third-grade student last month did not return to his classroom as planned today. After objections and a planned protest by the boy’s parents, Fremont police announced Friday that they have reopened their investigation into the incident.

05/09/2014

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Fremont 3rd Grade Teacher Accused Of Slapping Student Allowed Back In Classroom, Parents Protest

The family of a Fremont third grade student who was allegedly slapped in the face by a teacher last week is planning a protest after learning the teacher has been cleared to return to work Friday.

05/08/2014

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