Former School Administrator Promotes Growth, School Gardens Through Non-ProfitA former school administrator cultivates a vision for healthy people and a healthy community with her work through an East Bay non-profit organization.
Trustees, Alumni Suing To Prevent Merger Of Historic Mills College In OaklandAfter more than a century in Oakland, Mills College announced it would no longer be a degree-granting college and would become a part of Northeastern University, centered in Boston. Now, Trustees and alumni are suing in court, to try to stop that from happening.
University of California Sets Rules for Affiliations With Religious HospitalsThe University of California’s governing board has adopted a new policy that tightens the rules on affiliations with hospitals that impose religious restrictions on health care.
Free Summer Programs Available For Thousands Of Students In San FranciscoSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday kicked off the start of city-sponsored summer programming for kids and teens.
Shuttered Elementary School at Center of San Jose Property BattleNeighbors in south San Jose are protesting, hoping to block a plan to convert a shuttered elementary school into a large-scale housing development.
COVID: UCSF Expert Urges Return To In-Person Learning Citing Children's Mental Health, SuicidesWith two months to go before school restarts for the Fall semester, Dr. Monica Gandhi is urging lawmakers, public health officials, and school leaders to return to full in-person classes, citing mounting evidence that it harms children’s mental health and well-being.
Record Number Of Oakland Students Seek Higher-Ed Scholarships Despite COVID-19More students than ever applied for college and career education scholarships this year through Oakland Promise, which offers money and help to the city's young learners, according to program officials.
University of California Drops SAT, ACT Test Scores From Admission RequirementsThe University of California won’t consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday.
Marin School Board Votes To Rename Drake High After Beloved, Former Teacher Archie WilliamsSchool officials in Marin County voted unanimously to approve renaming Drake High School after former teacher, Olympic gold medalist and Tuskegee Airman Archie Williams, on Tuesday night.
San Francisco High School Seniors Can Attend Classes for Final Weeks Of School YearSan Francisco public high school seniors will be allowed back on campus for the final weeks of the school year, according to a statement released this weekend by teachers union officials.
Panel Selects Archie Williams as New Name for Drake High in Marin CountyAfter months of controversy, a selection committee seeking to rename Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo has made their choice, voting unanimously to name the school for former teacher and Olympic gold medal winner, Archie Williams, whose life was extraordinary and inspiring.
Nearly 30 Bay Area Schools Added To List Of California Distinguished SchoolsState schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond named an additional 121 schools – including 28 in the greater Bay Area – as 2021 California Distinguished Schools.
San Jose Launches 'SJ Aspires' College Tuition Assistance Program For 700 StudentsThe city of San Jose is partnering up with schools to give students in lower-income neighborhoods a pathway to higher education, counseling and cash for college.
Prison Journalism Project Gives Incarcerated Writers A VoiceThe founders of the Prison Journalism Project, Shaheen Pasha & Yukari Iwatani Kane, speak with CBSN Bay Area about the new publication that trains inmates to write and publish their own stories .
Prison Educational Programs Shuttered By Covid-19 Pandemic Have Big BenefitsEducational programs are crucial to the rehabilitation of incarcerated people. Studies have shown pursuing an education in prison drops recidivism rates by 43 percent. For every dollar spent on prison education, give dollars is saved on costs of reincarceration. These programs have been shuttered across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. CBSN Bay Area's Emily Turner spoke with Shaheen Pasha of the Prison Journalism Project, Jody Lewen, president of Mt. Tamalpais and Marcus Blevins, who is seeking a graduate degree after a 25 year sentence, about the importance of education in prison.