The Fremont school district is putting out a call for substitute teachers and, as Wilson Walker reports, that need won’t end with the pandemic. (1-21-22)
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Fremont Schools Desperate for More Substitute TeachersThe Fremont school district is putting out a call for substitute teachers and, as Wilson Walker reports, that need won’t end with the pandemic. (1-21-22)
COVID: Oakland Students Call For Boycott Over District's Handling Of Omicron SurgeIn Oakland, students were planning a school-wide boycott to show their frustration with the District's handling of the Omicron surge. Andrea Nakano has more on their concerns.
COVID: Bay Area Schools Scramble To Keep Classrooms Open During Omicron SurgeBay Area schools were scrambling with the dilemma of how to keep classrooms open amid the COVID surge. Team coverage with Devin Fehely in Milpitas, Juliette Goodrich in Fremont and Shawn Chitnis in West Contra Costa County.
Milpitas Schools Return to Online Learning Amid Omicron SurgeClasses for Milpitas Unified School District are going virtual this coming week in response to the omicron variant surge. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-9-22)
California Students' Test Scores Tanked With COVID Remote LearningCalifornia students returned some dismal standardized test scores during the COVID-19 closures. Devin Fehely reports. (1-8-22)
Oakland Teacher Sickout Shuts Down 12 SchoolsA teacher sickout in Oakland Friday forced the district to shut down a dozen schools. Da Lin reports. (1-7-22)
Oakland Unified School District Warns Parents of Teacher SickoutThe Oakland Unified School District warned parents Thursday that teachers may stage what they described as an "illegal sickout" on Friday. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-6-22)
Fremont Schools See Smoother COVID Test HandoutsThe Fremont school district has improved its rocky rollout of free COVID test handouts. Juliette Goodrich reports
Parents Scramble After COVID Closes West CoCo County SchoolsThe West Contra Costa Unified school district will close classrooms for the next two days because of surging COVID cases and staffing issues. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-6-22)
COVID: Stanford Returns To Online Learning, Fanless Indoor Sports Due To OmicronStanford University is back to temporary online learning due to the Omicron surge and announced a major change that will impact sports fans. Max Darrow explains the new rules.
COVID: Thousand Of Bay Area Students Getting Tested After Winter BreakAs thousands of students return to the classroom following winter break, schools sre requiring everyone to get tested. Kiet Do has more and an update on boosters for kids.
Chew on This: Dead Christmas Trees Are Fast Food for GoatsThe Independence 4-H club in Sonoma County has found a novel and lucrative way to get rid of old Christmas trees. John Ramos reports. (1-2-22)
COVID Clinic at San Jose Museum Aims to Delight and Vaccinate KidsChildren’s Discovery Museum in San Jose teamed up with Santa Clara County Public Health Department to attract families with young kids to a vaccination clinic. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-2-22)
East Bay Schools Hand Out COVID Test KitsEast Bay schools are testing students and staff and handing out COVID kits ahead of the return to school Monday. Da Lin reports from Oakland. (1-2-22)
Award-Winning Author, Activist Alice Walker Talks About Her Book 'Sweet People Are Everywhere'Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about her new children's book, education and more. 'Sweet People Are Everywhere' promotes the greater good in all of us and is available at bookstores nationwide.
Health Expert Warns COVID-19 Surge May Force Bay Area School ClosuresWith the COVID-19 positivity rate topping 11% in California, parents wonder what will happen at schools where kids are set to return next week. Andrea Nakano reports (12-30-21)
Schools, Law Enforcement on Alert Over TikTok Posts Threatening ViolenceThreats of school shootings posted to the social media platform TikTok prompted school districts around the country to respond. Kenny Choi reports. (12-16-21)
COVID: Marin Students Part Of Massive At-Home Test Experiment To Prevent Holiday SurgeWhen Marin County students leave for the holiday break, they will go home with a COVID-19 test kit. John Ramos tells us it is part of a massive experiment officials hope will eliminate a post-holiday surge.
Students Rising Above: Ruiz ArvizoThe holidays can be a challenge for those who struggle with weight. Diego Ruiz Arvizo is no exception but he's now using his own weight-loss journey as a way to inspire others. (12-10-21)
Teen Programmer Creates Internet Study-Buddy Platform for StudentsAn enterprising teenager in the East Bay is pondering how to invest his six-figure profit after selling a startup he founded during the pandemic. Sharon Chin reports. (11-27-21)
Students Rising Above: Angelo GranadoThe holidays are traditionally a time we spend with friends and family but Angelo Granado has found that family can also come in the form of good friendships. (11-26-21)
Vaccination Clinic Sets Up at Oakland School to Ease Kids' ApprehensionA vaccination clinic Thursday at Markham Elementary is part of the effort to get more kids vaccinated across Oakland and Alameda County. Wilson Walker reports. (11-18-21)
Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens With Focus on NASA TechThe Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland reopened with a brand-new exhibit designed to add rocket fuel to the imaginations of children. Devin Fehely reports. (11-13-21)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Opens New Performing Arts CenterYo-Yo Ma helped inaugurate the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's new campus on Van Ness Ave. on Friday. Shawn Chitnis reports (11-12-21)