COVID Testing: San Francisco Unified School District Plans Teacher Testing Program Ahead Of January ReopeningsAs San Francisco Unified School District prepares to reopen some of its schools starting in January for in-person learning, Superintendent Vincent Matthews announced Wednesday plans to provide COVID-19 testing for staff.
Parents, Teachers Fighting To Save Elementary School In NewarkParents and teachers are up in arms about the possibility of an elementary school closing in Newark. Parents gathered outside Graham Elementary School and lined the fence with messages to keep the school open.
Parents Question Plan For In-Person Classes In Open Letter To Palo Alto School DistrictIn advance of Tuesday’s vote by the Palo Alto Unified School District to resume in-person classes, district leaders have received an open letter signed by hundreds of parents, and also the results of a new parent-led survey.
San Francisco Schools To Begin First Round Of In-Person Classes At 'Community Hubs'San Francisco is forging ahead with school reopening plans, with thousands of students set to attend in-person classes at “community hubs” at 40 sites citywide, beginning Monday, September 14.
Student Distraction Widens Digital Divide For Distance Learners During PandemicParents and educators have feared that online learning during the pandemic would leave some students behind. But the digital divide in distance learning goes beyond technology.
Oakland Unified, Teachers, Staff Reach Tentative Deal On Fall Distance LearningAfter a month of negotiations, Oakland Unified School District announced Wednesday night that it has reached a tentative deal with its teachers and staff, that will shape the way distance learning will move forward for both educators and students.
San Jose Unified Allows Teachers To Work From Home In Last-Minute ReversalThe San Jose Unified School District has reversed a decision requiring all teachers to teach from their classrooms, a day before classes were set to begin under distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Teacher Fears For Health, Safety After Trump Threatens To Defund Schools That Don't ReopenPresident Trump on Wednesday publicly pushed schools to reopen this fall even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. The threat has some Bay Area teachers even more concerned about the health and safety of themselves and their students
Reopening: Palo Alto Teachers List COVID-19 Safety Demands Before Return To ClassroomsTeachers in the Palo Alto Unified School District are asking for personal protective equipment for themselves as well as their students before they feel safe to walk into a classroom again.
Oakland Parents, Teachers Call On Mayor, District To Guarantee Internet Access For All StudentsA coalition of parents, community members and more than 340 teachers represented by the Oakland Education Association union called on Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to guarantee internet access to all students in the district.
Teachers, Students Embrace Technological Challenges As Coronavirus Sheltering Shifts Learning OnlineTeachers in a South San Jose school district have developed some creative strategies to bridge the technological divide as they scramble to shift from classroom to online learning.
Teachers Demand More Supplies To Fight Coronavirus As East Bay Schools Remain OpenContra Costa County health officials issued new guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus Tuesday. While schools will stay open for now, a number of teachers have questions about that decision.
Oakland School Board Votes Not To Reduce School Police Despite Heated MeetingThe Oakland Unified School District board voted to not reduce the school district police department Wednesday evening despite a heated meeting and push back from the community.
San Ramon Teachers Protest School Board Meeting, Prepared To Strike Over ContractsTeachers in one East Bay school district say they're prepared to strike if they can't reach an agreement on a new contract. On Tuesday night, more than 400 teachers showed up at the San Ramon Valley Unified School Board meeting to protest.
San Ramon Valley Unified Teachers Authorize Strike VoteTeacher contract negotiations in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are at a crossroads.