Back To School In COVID-19 Era

Millions Of College Students Stuck In Pre-Pandemic LeasesAs classes go online at colleges across the Bay Area for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students who are unable to return to campus say they still have to pay for the apartments they secured before the coronavirus hit.
First Day Of School For San Jose Students A Very Different Distance Learning ExperienceThe San Jose Teachers Association union says the majority of educators are working from their school classrooms and distance learning this Fall will be ‘night and day’ from Spring.
East Bay Fitness Club Turns Empty Gym Space Into Distance Learning Pods For KidsThe Bay Club, in Pleasanton, came up with an idea that turned into a solution for kids doing distance learning this Fall by turning empty gym space into classroom pods.
Some Teachers Balk as San Jose Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms WednesdaySchool starts Wednesday for the San Jose Unified School District when hundreds of teachers will be ordered back to their classrooms but some teachers say they intend to teach from home.
Reopening: Oakland Students Begin School Year Learning From HomeAs the Oakland Unified School District and the teachers' union still trying to reach a deal on how to handle in-classroom learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the first day of school was eerily quiet with students attending classes remotely.
Bay Area Teachers Juggle Ways To Help Students Adjust To Online LearningWith the start of the fall school year, teachers across the Bay Area are taking different approaches to distance learning. 
Back To School: Still No Remote Learning Deal Between Teachers And Oakland District OfficialsJust hours to go before the new school year launches for Oakland students, the teachers’ union and district officials still haven’t finalized a deal on what distance learning will look like this fall.
Flu Shots Will Be Required at All UC Campuses by NovemberAll UC students and workers will be required to get a flu shot this fall following an executive order from UC president Janet Napolitano issued Friday.
Reopening: San Francisco Teachers, School Officials Reach Agreement On Distance LearningSan Francisco Unified school officials and the union representing the district's teachers reached an agreement Friday on how they will move forward with distance learning at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Balancing The Big Picture Back To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 5 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home LearningBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Good, Bad, And Ugly of Advanced TechnologyBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 4 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
Bay Area Schools Begin Waiver Application Process To Reopen For In-Person LearningThe majority of schools in the Bay Area will begin with distance learning, but the state released new guidelines this week for elementary schools to reopen for in-person learning in counties on the monitoring list.
Santa Clara University To Shift Focus To Online Learning In Fall SemesterOfficials at Santa Clara University on Wednesday announced that the school would be shifting its focus to primarily online learning this fall and suspending plans to bring students back to on-campus housing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- What To Do If You Don't Know The Answer Back To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 3 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
Reopenings: San Jose Unified Teachers Ordered To Teach From Empty ClassroomsOver the objections of many teachers, the San Jose Unified School District will require them to begin the school year teaching from empty classrooms.
State Health Official Details Waiver Process For Schools Seeking To Hold Classes In PersonState epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on Tuesday outlined the state's waiver process for K-6 schools that seek to hold classes in person, even if they are in a county on California's COVID-19 coronavirus watchlist.
Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Supplementing The Loss Of A School EnvironmentBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 2 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.

Back To School 2020 Video Reports

First Day Of Fall Distance Learning At San Jose Schools Very Different From SpringThe first day of school at San Jose schools is very different from the distance learning students experienced last Spring. Kenny Choi tells us most teachers chose the option to teach from their classrooms.
Bay Area Health Cllub Turns Empty Gym Space Into Learning Pods For Kids Distance LearningONE HEALTH CLUB IS TURNING SPACES FOR EXERSIZE MACHINES AND WORKOUT CLASSES - INTO LEARNING SPACES. KPIX 5'S JULIETTE GOODRICH SHOWS US HOW BAY CLUB - IS TRYING TO MAKE DISTANCE LEARNING EASIER ACROSS THE BAY ONE HEALTH CLUB IS TURNING SPACES FOR EXERSIZE MACHINES AND WORKOUT CLASSES - INTO LEARNING SPACES. KPIX 5'S JULIETTE GOODRICH SHOWS US HOW BAY CLUB - IS TRYING TO MAKE DISTANCE LEARNING EASIER ACROSS THE BAY AREA. ONE HEALTH CLUB IS TURNING SPACES FOR EXERSIZE MACHINES AND WORKOUT CLASSES - INTO LEARNING SPACES. KPIX 5'S JULIETTE GOODRICH SHOWS US HOW BAY CLUB - IS TRYING TO MAKE DISTANCE LEARNING EASIER ACROSS THE BAY AREA. .ONE HEALTH CLUB IS TURNING SPACES FOR EXERSIZE MACHINES AND WORKOUT CLASSES - INTO LEARNING SPACES. KPIX 5'S JULIETTE GOODRICH SHOWS US HOW BAY CLUB - IS TRYING TO MAKE DISTANCE LEARNING EASIER ACROSS THE BAY An East Bay health club has turned spaces for exercise machines and workout classes into learning pods for kids. Juliette Goodrich shows us how The Bay Club is helping distance learners and parents. .
SJ Teachers, District Reach Deal On Eve Of First Day Of SchoolSchool starts Wednesday in San Jose. Devin Fehely reports on a last minute change for teachers.
Some Teachers Balk as San Jose Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms WednesdaySchool starts Wednesday for the San Jose Unified School District when hundreds of teachers will be ordered back to their classrooms but some teachers say they intend to teach from home. Maria Medina reports. (8-10-20)
Chaos Commonplace on Day One of New School Year in OaklandOn a first day of school unlike any other, one teacher told KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich, "I say be patient. It’s all new to all of us.” (8-10-20)
Teachers Help Students Adjust to Longterm Remote LearningKPIX 5's Emily Turner wanted to know: what's it like for teachers, teaching from home? (8-10-20)
Flu Shots Will Be Required at All UC Campuses by NovemberAll UC students and workers will be required to get a flu shot this fall following an executive order from UC president Janet Napolitano issued Friday. Da Lin reports. (8-9-20)

Back To School 2020 -- Black Lives Matter

Oakland School Board Votes To Remove OUSD Police From School CampusesThe Oakland Unified School District's Board of Education was set to vote Wednesday evening on eliminating police services from the district's campuses.
San Francisco Unified School District Votes To Remove Police From City's Public SchoolsAmid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools, the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night voted unanimously to declare the city’s public schools to be police-free.
California Schools Chief Announces Review, Task Force To Analyze Policing In SchoolsCalifornia State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond outlined Wednesday the state’s plans to analyze data on policing in schools.
SJSU Faculty Petition To Defund University Police Advocates Redirecting Funds To StudentsA petition to defund the San Jose State University police department picked up steam on social media Tuesday, collecting more than 200 signatures.
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out At Oakland Rally For Police-Free SchoolsGolden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday spoke at a rally organized by activists pushing to eliminate the school police force in Oakland, showing his support for the community during what he called "a real reckoning for America."
Push Underway To Take Junipero Serra, George Washington, Francis Scott Key Names Off San Francisco SchoolsThe battle over renaming schools honoring slave owners and other figures is getting attention in a different way. Even before the latest “Black Lives Matter” protests across the country, San Francisco Unified Schools officials implemented steps to take a closer look at controversial school names.
CA Schools Chief Applauds Renaming Schools Named After Slaveholders, Racially Charged LeadersCalifornia schools chief Tony Thurmond said Wednesday that schools named for Confederate leaders or other racially charged figures exacerbate feelings of racial inequality, and he commended schools that have opted to rename themselves.
West Contra Costa Unified School District Officials Vote To End Contract Services With Local PoliceThe West Contra Costa Unified School District board has unanimously approved a $377 million budget for the coming academic year that includes ending contract services with local police agencies.
Parents Taking Lead In Teaching School Children About Racism And BiasState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond plans to make sure all educators are trained on how to engage in discussions about race and bias with students this upcoming school year, but some parents aren't waiting for their kids to be in a classroom to teach those life lessons.
State Superintendent Thurmond Calls For New Plan On Racism, Bias In SchoolsCalifornia’s education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd.