Bill Mandating Free Menstrual Products In California Schools Heads to Gov. Newsom's DeskCalifornia public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent Thursday to Gov. Gavin Newsom as women’s rights advocates push nationwide for affordable access to pads, tampons and other items.
California Parents Plan Weeklong "Zoom Out" Student Protest Over COVID-19 School ClosuresFamilies who say they have had enough of distance learning are calling on students to log off statewide for a full week to protest the continuing closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SFUSD To Close Lakeshore Elementary Immediately As 4 Students Report Respiratory IllnessAll San Francisco Unified School District schools except Lakeshore Elementary will stay open for the time being as the city seeks ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
San Francisco Public School Advocates Rally For $60M From Tax WindfallHundreds of San Francisco students and teachers, as well as their supporters, held a lively rally Tuesday afternoon outside of City Hall, as they sought to secure $60 million for their public schools.
'Chance the Rapper' Pledges $1 Million To Chicago Public SchoolsThe rapper is donating proceeds from his tour to his hometown school system.
Children In California Public Schools First In Nation To Learn LGBT HistoryAfter multiple delays, California's public school curricula will include prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.
Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just SpellingPositioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.
San Francisco Public Schools ‘Get Adopted’ By Bay Area Tech CompaniesThe Circle the Schools initiative uses an adopt-a-school model to connect San Francisco-based companies with schools.
Homelessness Among California School Children Doubled In Recent YearsNearly 270,000 California public school students were homeless at some point during the last school year, according to a new report that finds the number of homeless students is growing at twice the national rate.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $120 Million To Bay Area SchoolsFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to Bay Area public school districts.
Report Shows Silicon Valley Schools Failing To Prepare Latinos, Blacks For CollegeA new report is raising serious questions about how public schools in Silicon Valley are doing when it comes to preparing minority students to go to college.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Bay Area Private Schools Rank High In Vaccination Opt-Out RatesBay Area public health leaders are reacting to news that parents of private school children in California are more likely to opt out of vaccinations than parents of kids in public schools.
Public School Selection Anything But Elementary In San FranciscoFor San Francisco parents, getting their first pick of public schools is no small feat, even for in-the-know parents who have already devoted time researching schools in anticipation the city's multi-layered selection process.
Norovirus Outbreaks Reported At Dozens Of Contra Costa SchoolsIn the last two months, nearly 30 schools in Contra Costa County have seen outbreaks of the stomach virus this winter.