Parents Decry Planned Merger of Two Oakland SchoolsA day after the Oakland school board voted to merge high-performing Henry J. Kaiser Elementary school in the Oakland hills with Sankofa Academy, a struggling school in the North Oakland flatlands, parents of Kaiser students are vowing to fight.
Governor Newsom Signs Law Banning School Student Suspensions For Grades 4 Through 8Starting in 2020, principals and administrators will be banned from suspending students for “willful defiance” of teachers, staff, and administrators.
Drops App Helps You Learn A New Language On Your PhoneChief Customer Officer Drew Banks talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Drops, a new app for all ages that turns your phone into a language instructor.
North Bay College First In CA To Offer Degree In Hemp CultivationSanta Rosa Junior College will become the first community college in the state next year to develop a certificate and degree program in the cultivation of hemp, a strain of sativa cannabis.
California Poised To Overhaul Charter SchoolsGov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal on Wednesday that would overhaul how the state authorizes and judges its charter schools.
San Francisco Includes $3.5M In Budget To Expand School Mental Health ProgramsThe city of San Francisco will expand mental health programs at its public schools to help kids deal with stress, depression, suicide and bullying among others issues, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
Oakland's Historic Holy Names High School Celebrates 150th BirthdayHoly Names High School is rich in history and it’s celebrating its 150th year of existence throughout the school year.
Fremont Junior High Schools Shift To Middle School ModelFremont is moving away from the junior high model, and instead, creating middle schools.
San Francisco Mayor Announces $10M In Stipends For City EducatorsSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday announced a $10 million stipend pilot program to support and retain teachers at under-resourced schools in the city's school district.
School Year Begins Amid Rising Measles Cases; Which Vaccinations To GetThe California Department of Public Health says immunization rates remain at high levels, but have decreased over the last two years.
San Mateo Principal Offers New Plan To Reduce BullyingAt Lead Elementary School in San Mateo, Principal Chad Slife likes to say he helps kids become human.