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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)
UC Regents To Consider Housing Proposal On Berkeley CampusThe University of California Regents are expected to consider a proposed housing development on the Berkeley campus, a plan that has raised controversy among Berkeley city officials. Jackie Ward reports. (5/15/19)
Visiting Stanford Scholar Revealed as Registered Sex OffenderStanford University officials confirmed Friday they had no idea a visiting scholar, who has been on campus since the start of the spring semester, is a registered sex offender. Maria Medina reports. (5-10-19)
Fremont Teacher's Post-It Note Board Prompts Students To Open Up About Mental HealthA Fremont teacher is using a simple tool to get her students to open up about their personal struggles. Reporter Jaime Yuccas says the "Post-It Note board" is making a big difference. (5/10/19)
Threatening Graffiti Found at San Ramon SchoolThere was a heavy police and FBI presence at California High School in San Ramon on Thursday after a series of threats were found claiming that somebody would shoot up the campus. Da Lin reports. (5-9-19)
High School Sex Worker Featured in School Paper Debuts as Stripper in S.F.From Stockton high school student to sex worker, telling one teenager's story became a battle over free speech. KPIX 5's Betty Yu caught up with the student right before her debut as a stripper in San Francisco Friday night. (5-3-19)

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Low Vaccination Rates Found at Bay Area Private SchoolsKPIX found kindergartens in three Bay Area counties where fewer than 50 percent of students are immunized against measles -- all are small private schools or charters. Melissa Caen reports. (5-3-19)
High School in Gilroy Recognized as Among Nation's BestThe Dr. TJ Owens Early College Academy in Gilroy has been ranked 42nd in the nation and first in the Bay Area among public high schools. Len Ramirez reports. (5-3-19)
High School Journalists Allowed to Publish Profile of Student Porn ActressThe Lodi Unified School District will allow a Stockton high school newspaper to publish a profile of an 18-year-old student who works in the porn industry. Susie Steimle reports. (5-3-19)
Mom Who Paid Millions to College Admissions Scammer Says She Was DupedA mother said Thursday that she paid the consultant at the center of the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme $6.5 million after her daughter got into Stanford University because she was led to believe the money would go toward helping underprivileged students. Devin Fehely reports. (5-3-19)
U.S. Border Patrol Disinvited To Student Job Fair At San Jose City CollegeU.S. Border Patrol was invited to participate in a job fair at San Jose City College, but later asked not to come. Other colleges have made similar calls but Len Ramirez tells us some SJSU students say the decision makes for a missed opportunity.
Parents Arraigned In College Admissions ScandalMore than a dozen parents were arraigned in a Boston federal court on new charges in the nationwide college admissions scheme including one of the most high-profile parents involved. (4/29/19)
Making Waves College & Alumni Program Teaches Families How To Finance Higher EducationIvette Chavez, Director of Financial Services for Making Waves College and Alumni Program, talks to Bay Area Focus about the challenges of college financing and how CAP is helping educate students and families.
San Jose Private School Investigates Teacher's Alleged Ties to White NationalismA Santa Clara County private school is investigating one of its own -- it's looking into allegations that teacher Kyle Scheuerlein may have ties to a white nationalist group. Devin Fehely reports. (4-25-19)
Gifted Brothers At Hidden Genius Project Changing The Tech ParadigmA group of gifted, young brothers at the Hidden Genius Project in Oakland are creating opportunities for themselves, not as consumers, but creators of technology. Program Director Akeem Brown talks to BR about the amazing work they are doing.
CNN Host W. Kamau Bell Talks About Black Admissions At UC BerkeleyBR host Christin Ayers talked to CNN host, comedian and activist W. Kamau Bell when he was at UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley Employee Harassed By Colleague Sues UC Regents For Lack Of ProtectionA UC Berkeley employee is suing the UC Board of Regents, claiming that the university didn't do enough to protect her from being harassed by a man she works with. Christin Ayers reports. (4-17-2019)
Santa Rosa Junior College Plans To Build $43M Student Housing ComplexSanta Rosa Junior College is about to build an expensive student housing on the corner of Elliot Ave. and Armory Dr. near Highway 101. Don Ford reports on how the relatively small school can afford to pull off the large housing project. (4-10-2019)
Thousands Of UC Workers Return To Picket Lines For 1-Day StrikeThousands of University of California workers represented by AFSCME Local 3299 will return to picket lines Wednesday to hold a one-day strike, protesting what they call "unfair" labor practices by the UC system. Jackie Ward reports. (4/10/19)
Oakland Community Leader Envisions School For At-Risk Youth; Faculty May Include PrisonersA man who grew up in a broken home and spent time in the juvenile justice system before becoming a top scholar and community leader is dreaming up a new school in one of the Bay Area’s toughest neighborhoods - one that could include prison inmates on the faculty. Joe Vasquez reports. (4-9-2019)
Battle Heats Up Over Proposed Santa Rosa Pot Dispensary Next To PreschoolA group of Santa Rosa preschoolers are caught in the middle of a battle over a pot dispensary that wants to set up shop next door. Wilson Walker talked to people on both sides.
Bay Area Parents Face New Charge In College Admissions ScandalSeveral Bay Area parents accused in the college admissions scandal are now facing an additional money laundering charge after rejecting plea deals. Susie Steimle reports. (4/9/19)
Teen Scholar Overcomes Homelessness To Excel In School, WorkJess Castaneda is making her mark at work, while still in high school as she pursues her dream career in health care. Christin Ayers reports. (4/8/19)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Oskar TourKatie Bartholemew, the Director of Education for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley talks Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Oskar Tour, a unique way to help kids stand up to bullying and stress, using humor and drama.
SJSU Student, Groping Victim Speaks Out Against New CSU Sexual Misconduct PolicyA San Jose State student who claims she was a victim of a sexual battery spoke out against the college's new policy that brings sexual misconduct victims face-to-face with their alleged abusers. Maria Medina reports. (4-3-2019)
Bay Area Parents Among Defendants In College Admissions Scandal Appearing In CourtMore than a dozen parents charged in the college admissions scandal appeared before a federal judge in Boston Wednesday, while a Menlo Park man is the first Bay Area parent to plead guilty in the case. (4/3/19)

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