Oakland Teachers, District Wrangle With School Year Set to Start MondayThe first day of school is three days away and the Oakland Unified School District and teachers' union are still at odds over how classes will be conducted come Monday. Andrea Nakano reports. (8-7-20)
Oakland School Year Set to Begin With Distance LearningOfficials with the Oakland Unified School District Friday said students will be learning from home for the foreseeable future as the new school year begins Monday. Kenny Choi reports. (8-7-20)
Bay Area Schools Begin Waiver Application Process For In-Person LearningSome Bay Area schools are applying for state waivers for in-person learning. Kenny Choi tells us who is applying and what it takes to get one.
Mill Valley Teachers Protest COVID-19 Plan To Teach From Empty ClassroomsTeachers in Mill Valley were being told to instruct from their empty classrooms. Andrea Nakano reports on this major sticking point in negotiations between the teachers union and school District officials.
SJ Teachers Don't Want District Forcing Them Back Into Classrooms During PandemicTeachers in San Jose say their school district is risking their health by forcing them into classrooms. Devin Fehely talked to some of them at Willow Green High.
OUSD, Teachers Fail To Agree On Reopening Plan For Oakland StudentsWit less than a week before students in Oakland go back to school, the District and teachers haven't agreed on a reopening plan. Andrea Nakano tells us the results of Monday's talks.
CoCo County Launches COVID-19 Info Campaign Targeted at Gen ZContra Costa County is reaching out to youth influencers to pass on the message of coronavirus prevention in their own words. John Ramos reports. (8-3-20)
Oakland School District, Teachers Work to Develop Back to School PlanWith only a few days remaining before the school term begins there's still no concrete plan for how to reopen. Emily Turner reports. (8-3-20)
AT&T Partners With San Jose to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Needy StudentsThe city of San Jose has partnered with AT&T to bridge the digital divide and bring the Internet home to people who don't have it. Len Ramirez reports. (8-3-20)
Oakland Teachers Spar With District Over Back-to-School PlansCalling out the superintendent of schools directly, the president of the Oakland Education Association says there’s no distance-learning plan or any agreement on what’s expected from teachers. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-30-20)
Pediatrician Warns Learning Pods Without COVID-19 Protocols May Be Riskier Than SchoolsA pediatrician is warning learning pods may be riskier than schools if strict COVID-19 protocols are not in place. Andrea Nakano explains why.
Oakland Summer Youth Camp to Reopen Monday After Temporary COVID-19 ClosureA city-run summer youth camp will reopen after a COVID-19 case temporarily shut it down. Oakland plans to reopen the camp Monday after workers cleaned the facility on Friday. Da Lin reports. (7-25-20)
New CDC Guidelines on Reopening Classrooms Stoke ControversyNew federal guidelines are doing little to end the debate in the Bay Area over putting students back in classrooms. Kenny Choi reports. (7-24-20)
Students Rising Above: Paris SoaresParis Soares, a Bay Area student, found herself in a whirlwind when the pandemic hit. She quickly came back from studying overseas to face new challenges. Michelle Griego reports. (7-24-20)
Local Startup Helps Bay Area Teachers Buy HomesWhile lack of affordable housing is the number one reason many educators leave the Bay Area, one local startup is hoping to help with that problem. Susie Steimle reports. (7-23-20)
School Reopening Discussions Focus on Younger StudentsAs our understanding of the novel coronavirus improves there's increasing talk of sending the youngest children back to classrooms. Kenny Choi reports. (7-23-20)
Oakland Teen's Turnaround Lands Him a New Car for GraduationJasin Saunders graduated from one of the toughest high schools in Oakland after he turned his academic record around with help from a special mentor. Don Ford reports. (7-23-20)
Back to School: Parents, Teachers Consider 'Learning Pods' to Provide Social InteractionMost Bay Area students will start school with distance learning but there's a push now for some social interaction with something called "learning pods." Juliette Goodrich explains. (7-20-20)
California High School Football Among Fall Sports Delayed by PandemicHigh school football and other sports typically played in the fall have been pushed to the winter and spring months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Interscholastic Federation announced Monday. Len Ramirez reports. (7-20-20)
UCSF Task Force Researches Safe Back-to-School StrategyGov. Newsom laid out new rules Friday that likely ensure most Bay Area schools will start with at-home, online instruction come fall. A UCSF task force has been gathering data from other countries that have successfully figured out what works and what doesn’t. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-17-20)
Gov. Newsom Outlines New Back-to-School RulesPublic schools under the state's county watch list -- more than 30 including San Francisco added Friday -- will begin the year with students learning from home...again. Kenny Choi reports. (7-17-20)
High School Student Athletes in Brentwood Test Positive for CoronavirusHigh school athletes in Contra Costa County test positive for COVID-19 and now all summer training programs are being canceled. Da Lin reports. (7-16-20)
SF School Board President Says Distance Learning Doesn't WorkA sobering admission as the debate rages over students returning to the classroom. Kenny Choi talked to a school board president who says distance learning doesn't work.
Teachers Worried About COVID-19 As Parents Push To Send Kids Back To School PushTeachers, school officials grapple with health concern as some parents push to send kids back to school during the pandemic. John Ramos tell us the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is trying to come up with a compromise.