Parents and teachers were squaring off with the Palo Alto school board over the back-to-school timeline. As the vote to resume in-person learning looms, Joe Vazquez tells us many are asking, "what's the rush?"
Parents, Teachers At Odds With Palo Alto School District Over Reopening SchoolsParents and teachers were squaring off with the Palo Alto school board over the back-to-school timeline. As the vote to resume in-person learning looms, Joe Vazquez tells us many are asking, "what's the rush?"
Kevin Hart Brought Message Of Financial Literacy To Oakland...Then Everything ChangedJP Morgan Chase brings comedian Kevin Hart to Oakland to school students on financial literacy, tour businesses and team up with the Warriors' Steph Curry just days before the COVID-19 shutdown. Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta talks to BR's Jan Mabry about how to keep students on track during the pandemic
Brianna Noble Teaches Kids The Magic Of Horses, Brings BLM To The Equestrian CommunityBrianna Noble captured imaginations riding her horse Dapper Dan in a Black Lives Matter protest, in Oakland. BR's Jan Mabry talks to her about the work she's doing with youth, and organizing BLM rides across the Bay Area.
Parents, Teachers at Odds Over Reopening Palo Alto School ClassroomsFor Palo Alto school officials, reopening in-person learning is a tough call. Parents want it but teachers don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom. Kiet Do reports (9-24-20)
UC Allegedly Admitted 64 Wealthy Applicants Based On Donations, Connections... Not GradesAccording to a new report, the University of California campuses in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego admitted 64 applications based on donations or family connections, not their grades. Andria Borba reports from Berkeley.
Armenian K-8 School Is Target Of Hate Crime In San FranciscoA K-8 school in San Francisco was the target of a hate crime. As Joe Vazquez explains, it's the latest in a series of hate crimes against the Armenian community.
Analysis: Prop 16 Would Reverse California's Affirmative Action BanKPIX 5's Andria Borba takes a closer look at Proposition 68, on the November ballot, that would reverse California's ban on affirmative action in 1996.
Students Rising Above: A Scholar Becomes a TeacherFirst grade teacher Tanesha Walker is seeing her classroom for the first time this year but, when SRA first met her, she was in high school. Michelle Griego reports. (9-18-20)
Whistleblower Accuses San Jose State University of Cover-Ups, Retaliation Over Misconduct AllegationsTop officials at San Jose State University are accused of covering up allegations of misconduct, including sexual abuse, as well as retaliation against whistleblowers, according to a former university employee. Maria Medina reports. (9-17-20)
Health Inspectors Evaluate San Francisco Schools in Advance of ReopeningBack-to-school health inspections are now underway in San Francisco and, with the health department’s blessing, some schools plan to bring back younger students soon. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-17-20)
Bay Area Teachers Unions, Districts Wrangle Over Classroom ReopeningMore elementary schools in Bay Area counties are starting to reopen with waivers but school districts within those counties and teachers' unions have to reach agreements before kids come back to the classrooms. Kenny Choi reports. (9-17-20)
San Jose Unified School District To Continue Distance Learning Through At Least DecemberSan Jose Unified School District: Distance learning will continue through at least the end of December 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (9/17/20)
San Francisco Readies Schools for Gradual ReopeningSan Francisco has the green light to start bringing kids back into the classroom. In-person classes will ramp up beginning Monday for a small group of students. For the rest of the public , it's a waiting game. Kiet Do reports. (9-10-20)
15 Marin Schools Reopen After Waivers Get ApprovedMore than a dozen Marin County welcomed back students on Tuesday. John Ramos reports on the first day of school.
15 Marin County Schools Set to ReopenThe majority of schools set to reopen early next week are private but there are some public schools on the list. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (9-4-20)
Landlords Receive Gov't Relief as Quarantined Students Are Forced to Pay for Vacant ApartmentsAs the coronavirus pandemic closes college campuses across the country, students -- and their parents -- are still stuck paying rent for vacant apartments even as many of those property owners receive pandemic assistance. Susie Steimle reports. (9-3-20)
East Bay School District Pulls Online Program After Parents Complain of Racist, Homophobic ContentIt’s not how but what kids are learning online that has concerned Alameda parents who reported racist and homophobic content they noticed in a remote-learning program. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-3-20)
Cal Campus Closure Leaves Bustling Berkeley Streets Nearly DesertedEven more striking than the near-empty Cal campus in September is what's happening on downtown Berkeley streets: almost nothing. Wilson Walker reports. (9-3-20)
South Bay Schools Get Green Light To Restart In-Person LearningIt's back to the classroom for dozens of students in South Bay. Maria Medina tells us how their schools were able to ditch distance learning.
Judge's Ruling Eliminates SAT, ACT Standardized Tests From UC's Admissions ProcessA Bay Area judge upended UC's college admission process by eliminating consideration of students' SAT, ACT standardized test scores. Wilson Walker tells us what led to the decision and says the ruling could spread nationwide.
Students Rising Above: Tevah El EmmetThis week's Students Rising Above scholar started his own business after college. Michelle Griego spoke with Tevah El Emmet about how he's using that experience to help others succeed. (8-28-20)
Can-Do Spirit Animates East Bay Youth Theater ExpansionCrews have begun work in preparation for construction of a new performing arts center for young people scheduled to open January in Danville. Don Ford reports. (8-27-20)
Online Learning Problems Persist For Students, Teachers In San Jose UnifiedThere was a pretty stark contrast between the haves and have-nots where online learning was concerned. While there has been some success, the more common story is of persistent problems at students' expense. Devin Fehely reports. (8/25/20)
SJSU Declared "Most Transformative" School By Money MagazineKiet Do reports on how Money Magazine declared San José State University to the most transformative college in the United States for 2020-2021. (8-25-20)