Locked Pouches Keep Cellphones Out Of Students' Hands At San Mateo High SchoolThe school day begins and ends at San Mateo High School with a brand new ritual -- the unlocking of a magnetic pouch that stores students' phones, effectively keeping the devices out their hands and hopefully off their minds during class.
Vargas Elementary In Mountain View Holds First Day Of Classes Without Permanent PowerIt was the very first day ever for Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School in Mountain View, but the show went on without a permanent source of power for the new campus.
School in Mountain View Named for Celebrated Journalist, Immigration ActivistMountain View’s newest school was officially named after one its most notable former residents, Jose Antonio Vargas.
California Student IDs Now Feature Suicide Prevention HotlineStudents returning to school this year all across California will find something new on their ID cards: phone numbers to suicide prevention and counseling.
San Francisco Youth Services Leader Left Corporate World Behind To Dedicate Himself To Helping KidsKian Alavi loves what he does and who he does it for. As the Deputy Director at San Francisco's Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Alavi oversees five different youth services programs for the organization.
San Francisco School District Votes To Cover Up Mural Without Painting Over ItThe San Francisco Unified School District Board decided Tuesday night to backtrack on the decision to paint over a controversial mural following a major public backlash.
6 Good Books From Goodreads To Jumpstart Your Fall Reading ListGoodreads V.P. of Communications Suzanne Skyvara shares some reader favs with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego, to help jumpstart your fall reading list.
Camp Edmo Helps Kids Discover Science, Nature & Practice KindnessCamp Edmo Co-Founder and Executive Director Ed Caballero talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the tech camp's philosophy and mission that blends science, engineering, the arts and nature, with social and emotional learning.
Actor Danny Glover Opposes Washington High Mural Removal; Calls Plan 'A Book Burning'Actor Danny Glover, a San Francisco Washington High graduate, on Monday compared plans to paint over controversial mural at the school to a "book burning."
Sonoma Co. Teachers, School District To Negotiate Once More Before StrikeThe Forestville Teachers Association will sit down with the school district for a final round of contract negotiations at 6:30 a.m. Monday morning before their planned strike begins.
Lady Gaga to Fund Classroom Needs in Gilroy, Other Communities Affected by Mass ShootingsLady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to fully fund 23 classroom project needs in Gilroy.
Sausalito Marin City District Agrees To Desegregate School In Settlement With StateA school district in wealthy Marin County has agreed to desegregate a flailing school that state officials found was intentionally created for low-income minority children.
Bulletproof Backpacks Part Of Parents' Back-To-School Shopping ListsBack-to-school shopping lists this year now include bulletproof backpacks and hoodies, which have been in high demand in the wake of the recent mass shootings across the country.
San Jose School District Empowers Student Leaders In Wake Of Recent ShootingsIn the wake of recent mass shootings, the Franklin-McKinley School District took a few moments at its Student Leadership Conference to address mounting fear and anxiety, as the upcoming school year approaches.
Donors Meet Students They've Helped To Get Into College At Salesforce EventSweet smiles and happy families are what the camera captures when a Students Rising Above scholar fulfills their college dream. The cap and gown and the pomp and circumstance are all part of the experience. But what most do not see are the shoulders SRA scholars are standing on, those of the donors who have kept the non-profit running.