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.
COVID: First Day Back On Campus At San Rafael Elementary School Triggers Range Of EmotionsAs other schools celebrate the return of students on a hybrid, part-time basis, the San Rafael Unified School District has gone all in, bringing all elementary students back to campus together.
Students, Alumnae Rally to Demand Mills College in Oakland Stay OpenThe fight to save a historic women’s college in the East Bay continued Friday as Mills College announced a partnership to house 200 UC Berkeley freshmen on the Oakland campus in the fall.
COVID: Some Teachers Delaying Return to In-Person Learning, Impacting Oakland School ReopeningWhile the youngest students in the Oakland Unified School District will be headed back to class for the first time this year next week, teachers opting out of in-person learning have impacted reopening plans.
Local Civil Rights Leaders Push For Ethnic Studies in CaliforniaCalifornia civil rights leaders joined educators Thursday in pushing the state board of education to approve the nation's first statewide model ethnic studies curriculum for high school students.
Families, Teachers March at Bay Area Rallies Calling for Schools to ReopenSaturday was a statewide day of demonstrations, marches and rallies marking one year of closed schools and calling for a full reopening of classroom learning.
Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods'On Saturday, the Marin Civic Center was one of four so-called “super pods” that the county is setting up to vaccinate all school workers by the end of spring break
San Francisco School District Reaches Deal With Teachers to Commence In-Person Learning April 12The San Francisco Unified School District announced Friday night that "a select number" of city public schools are on track to resume in-person learning for young students beginning April 12.
San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire WorkforceThe San José Unified School District announced Thursday it had secured 4,000 COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, enough to cover its entire workforce.
Oakley School Board Interim Trustees Vote to Fill Vacant Seats; Reject Special ElectionThere is now a plan in place to fill the vacant seats on the Oakley Union Elementary School District board, with interim trustees unanimously voting Thursday night to appoint community members to the vacant seats.
Oakley School Board Resignations Likely to Slow Classroom Reopening PlanLess than a week has passed since the entire Oakley school board resigned after being caught on a hot mic bashing parents, and now the district is working to figure out how to fill their empty seats.
COVID: Newsom Unveils Vaccine Plan Aiming To Reopen California ClassroomsCalifornia released a new plan Thursday outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers as Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to push to reopen more schools to in-person instruction.
Effort To Recall San Francisco School Board President, Board Members Gains MomentumSome parents fed up with the lack of in-person learning in San Francisco are demanding the recall of school board members in their effort to get their children back into schools.
Much-Criticized San Francisco School Renaming Effort Paused; Board to Focus on ReopeningThe San Francisco Board of Education is putting the plan to rename 44 buildings in San Francisco Unified School District on hold and focusing on reopening efforts, board president Gabriela Lopez announced Sunday.
East Bay School Trustees Caught on Video Disparaging Parents During Online MeetingSchool trustees in Oakley found out that a "hot mic" can get public officials in hot water during open video meetings.