KPIX 5's Simon Perez looks at how a moment in Berkeley history became a focus of last night's presidential debate. (6-28-19)
National Spotlight Shines on Berkeley School Where Kamala Harris Was BusedKPIX 5's Simon Perez looks at how a moment in Berkeley history became a focus of last night's presidential debate. (6-28-19)
Stanford Offers Billions In Benefits To Santa Clara County In Campus Expansion TalksStanford University is offering billions of dollars to Santa Clara County to improve housing, traffic and local public schools. But in exchange, the university wants a clear path for its own expansion plans. Len Ramirez reports. (6-25-2019)
East Bay School District Bans Chemical Found In Roundup Weed KillerThe Mount Diablo Unified School District voted unanimously to ban the active ingredient found in the Roundup weed killer from school property Monday evening. Betty Yu reports. (6-24-2019)
Santa Cruz Teacher Housing Affordability Called Worst in NationSanta Cruz has been named the least affordable city in America for teachers. As Len Ramirez reports, it's a problem having to do with low teacher pay and sky high rents. (6-20-19)
Mt. Eden High School Student Helping To Create A Safe Space For LGBTQ StudentsMt. Eden High School student Robert Green grew up advocating for himself when no one else could. Now he works to help other LGBTQ students find a safe space to be themselves. Michelle Griego reports for Students Rising Above.
'Hack' Creates New Kids' Computer That Makes Learning To Code FunRoberta 'Beta' Antunes, CEO of Hack talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a new computer for kids that makes learning to code fun.
Oakland's Kaiser Elementary School on the Chopping BlockHenry J. Kaiser Elementary School in Oakland is set to be merged with another school. Parents from both schools packed a meeting Saturday and KPIX 5's Melissa Caen says they're angry and skeptical of the plan. (6-8-19)
Hundreds Rally in San Jose to Support Charter SchoolsStudents and parents held a rally Friday in San Jose to support public charter schools. Da Lin reports. (6-7-19)
New Haven Unified Teachers Striking For 3rd WeekStriking teachers at the New Haven Unified School District have entered their third week on the picket lines Monday, after the district and union failed to reach an agreement over the weekend. (6/3/19)
Some Progress As New Haven Teachers Make New OfferOn Sunday, New Haven teachers made a new proposal for a 6 percent raise over the next two years, down from their original ask of 10 percent. Katie Nielsen reports. (6-2-2019)
East Bay LGBT Teens Gather At 25th Annual Gay PromTeens in Alameda had a blast at the 25th Annual Gay Prom held at Chabot College. It was hosted by the Hayward Lambda Youth Project.
Santa Rosa School Lockdown Triggered by Student With Replica GunPolice in Santa Rosa confirmed Friday afternoon that a suspended 15-year-old Santa Rosa High student with a replica gun triggered the school lockdown and police search of the campus earlier in the day. Andria Borba reports. (5-31-19)
State Superintendent To Join Negotiations In New Haven Teacher StrikeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is expected to join the negotiations as teachers in the New Haven Unified School District continue their strike for a 9th day. (5/31/19)
San Jose 7th-Grader Among 8 Co-Champions at Scripps National Spelling BeeRishik Gandhasri, a seventh-grader at Silver Oak Elementary School in San Jose, was one of eight co-champions Thursday in the finals of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
San Jose Students Vie for $1 Million Prize for Ocean ResearchA group of students from Valley Christian High School in San Jose are on their way to Monaco. They'll find out if they've won a $1 million prize in an international competition to invent new ways to map the ocean floor. Sharon Chin reports. (5-30-19)
State Superintendent Calls for Resolution to New Haven Teacher StrikeTeachers in Union City and Hayward spent an 8th-straight school day on the picket line with two weeks left in the school year, some people worry it won't resolve before June 13. Da Lin reports. (5-30-19)
Brand New Fremont Campus To Stay Empty Next Year Due To Student ShortageWhile many school districts don't have enough classrooms or teachers for their students, one Fremont district has a brand new school it can't fill. Devin Fehely reports. (5-29-2019)
Teachers' Strike In New Haven District Enters 2nd WeekTeachers in the New Haven Unified School District covering Union City and Hayward are striking for a second week over wages. Jackie Ward reports. (5/28/19)
New Haven Teachers Announce New Proposal As Negotiations Run LateThe union announced a new proposal Monday evening. Instead of requesting a 10% raise over the next two years, it will come down to about 7%. The district is now offering a 2% raise starting in January and a one-time 3% bonus for this current school year. Betty Yu reports. (5-27-2019)
Settlement May Be Near In New Haven Unified Teachers StrikeThe New Haven Teachers Association said Monday they are hopeful that a resolution with the school district can be reached soon. Betty Yu reports. (5-27-2019)
SJSU Plan Would Transform Outdated Downtown Building Into Student HousingTime is running out for the old Alfred E. Alquist building in downtown San Jose. As Len Ramirez reports on a plan for the outmoded space that could make sense for nearby San Jose State University students.
New Haven Unified, Teachers Union Still Trying To Hash Out Deal To End StrikeRepresentatives from the New Haven Unified School District and the teachers union were still trying to hash out a deal Sunday to end the teachers strike, which began last Monday, May 20. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-26-2019)
Palo Alto High Newspaper Breaks Tradition to Ease Students' Success StressA group of Palo Alto High students broke a decades-old tradition that they hope will also break their school's high-stress culture. Maria Medina reports. (5-24-19)
San Jose State Engineering Students Build Self-Driving Vehicle on Shoestring BudgetA group of San Jose State University students just made history on their campus: building the college's first autonomous vehicle. Maria Medina reports. (5-23-19)
Parents, Students Join March On Day 3 Of New Haven Unified Teacher StrikeAccording to the New Haven Teachers Association president, negotiations are back on with the school district for Thursday afternoon. Kiet Do reports. (5-22-2019)
Diablo Valley College Offers Freshman Students Tuition RefundMany students are staggering under the weight of college debt. John Ramos tell us Diablo Valley College is offering to help them stay debt free.
Rainy Weather Forces Cal State East Bay To Cancel, Delay GraduationsThe weekend's wet weather forced Cal State East Bay graduates and their families to shuffle plans around after the university announced the commencement ceremony would be delayed 7 hours. Betty Yu reports. (5-19-2019)
New Haven Unified School District Teachers Prepare for StrikeHundreds of teachers will strike next week following a breakdown in contract talks with a Union City school district. Da Lin reports
Bay Area Woman Receives Long-Delayed DoctorateA Lafayette woman has been awarded a PhD in chemistry which she actually earned nearly 50 years ago. John Ramos reports. (5-16-19)