Oakland Scholar Molds Middle Schoolers After Overcoming Own Teen ChallengesAnyone who has spent any time in a classroom filled with 13-year-olds can tell you, it can be a challenge. But for this week's Students Rising Above Scholar Sabrina Villanueva Avalos, mentoring middle schoolers a dream job that she was made for.
Bay Area Colleges To Close Due To Declining EnrollmentOfficials say two private colleges in the San Francisco Bay area will close because of declining enrollment.
UC Campuses Admit Record Number Of Transfer Students For 2018-2019University of California officials say they've admitted a record number of transfer students for the upcoming school year, mostly from community colleges.
Joey Travolta, John's Brother, Empowers Special Need Students With FilmmakingThe brother of John Travolta, Joey Travolta, has made his life's work introducing students living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the filmmaking industry at summer camps nationwide, including in the Bay Area.
Oakland Scholar Eyes College After Challenging ChildhoodTahunni Rhoades is eyeing her future and it looks pretty bright. The Oakland High School graduate is headed to University of California, Merced in the fall to study biology.
Inflatable Art Floats Into San Francisco’s Exploratorium“Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art” features five massive pieces that all incorporate air and will be on display at the Exploratorium through Sept. 3.
Bay Area Scholar Becomes World TravelerDuring her childhood, Brenda Vasquez never thought she'd go to college let alone become a world traveler. But in just two years she has hopscotched across more countries that many people will visit in a lifetime.
Bay Area Woman Pays Forward The Mentoring She Once ReceivedA Bay Area woman who persevered through troubling times as a student is now working to encourage and train young Latinos to become active in mental health care outreach, giving back to the community in which she grew up.
Mountain View School To Be Named After Undocumented ImmigrantThe Mountain View Whisman School District board voted to name an as-yet-unopened school after Jose Antonio Vargas, bypassing Steve Jobs and other technology giants with ties to Silicon Valley.
Immigrant High School Grads Fulfill College Dreams Thanks To Peninsula Academic ProgramDuring this graduation season, there is a group of high school graduates who are especially grateful; becoming the first in their families to go to college after overcoming major hardships.