Students Rising Above: East Bay Scholar Excels at Science and SoccerMichelle Griego reports on East Bay student who has earned honors since arriving from Yemen (7-9-2021)
COVID: NorCal Parents Demand An End To Mask Mandate In SchoolsA group of Sacramento parents is preparing to sue the state to relax school testing and quarantine requirements. Julie Watts tells us more about their efforts to end mask mandates.
Middle School In El Sobrante To Be Renamed After Betty Reid SoskinThe West Contra Costa School District took a vote to change the name of one of their schools for the cause of social justice. But this time, it happened without a lot of argument.
Report Reveals San Jose State University Contributes $4.1 Billion To California's EconomyThe California economy is getting a big financial boost, but it isn't coming from a high-tech company. Kiet Do tells us about a report that says $4.1 billion can be traced back to San Francisco State University.
U.S. Supreme Court Sides With College Athletes In Key Compensation CaseCollege athletes are celebrating a major legal victory after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a decision benefitting how students in college sports can be paid. Kiet Do reports. (6/21/21)
SRA Scholar's Story on KPIX Attracts Attention From His Dream CollegeSRA scholar Isreal Laviene revealed his dream school is Morehouse College in Atlanta. After his story aired, that dream school called KPIX to get in touch with him. Michelle Griego reports. (6-18-21)
COVID: Parents, Providers In Crisis After Pandemic Closes 1000s Of Child Care SitesThe pandemic forced more than 8,500 licensed child care sites to shut down, at least temporarily. Sharon Chin talked to families and providers scrambling for solutions.
Shuttered Elementary School at Center of San Jose Property BattleA property battle is heating up in south San Jose over how to best use an old elementary school. Devin Fehely reports. (6-10-21)
COVID: UCSF Experts Urge Return To School Citing Harmful Effects Of Pandemic On ChildrenPublic health officials in San Francisco are making a big push to get schools fully reopened this Fall. Kiet Do shows us the harmful impact the pandemic has had on children's mental health.
Marin County School Superintendent Charged With Committing A Lewd Act With A ChildShoreline Unified School District Superintendent Bob Raines has been charged with committing a lewd act with a child under the age of 14. Andrea Nakano has the details.
World War II Veteran Receives High School Diploma in San JoseOn Friday, 95-year-old World War II veteran John Buck Chew received a long-delayed diploma at San Jose's Independence High School. (6-4-21)
Deep Funding Cuts to Arts Programs Could Doom Santa Clara BalletProposed arts program cuts could be a death blow to Santa Clara Ballet. City-funded grants help pay for the venue at the convention center, where they hold Nutcracker performances every year. Kiet Do reports. (6-3-21)
COVID Recovery: SF High School Grads Allowed Outdoor Commencement CeremoniesIn-person commencement ceremonies are back for San Francisco high schools. On Tuesday the city and the school district teamed up to host graduations at Kezar Stadium and McAteer High.
Ahmed Muhammad Becomes First African American Valedictorian at Oakland TechAt Oakland Technical High School Saturday, Ahmed Muhammad made history with his speech at the school's graduation ceremony. He's first African American man to hold the honor of being valedictorian. Devin Fehely reports. (5-29-21)
Students Rising Above: Veronica ToscanoWhen she was just six years old, this week's Students Rising Above scholar experienced a tragedy no child should ever have to go through. Now she's sharing her story as a way to help others heal. Liz Cook reports. (5-28-21)
School in Sierra Foothills Removes Students' Conservative Stickers Fom Class PhotoIn Placer County a group of high school students is upset over a class photo. The students at Whitney High in Rocklin say stickers they were wearing with conservative and patriotic messages were edited out. Heather Janssen reports. (5-21-21)
Stanford Reverses Course - Will Not Cut Sports ProgramsAfter announcing last July that 11 varsity sports would be eliminated, Stanford university now says those sports will stay. Allen Martin reports. (5-18-21)
COVID Recovery: Growing Number Of Bay Area Schools, Colleges Plan On In-Person GraduationsWith restrictions loosening as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, a growing number of schools and colleges are opting to hold in-person graduation ceremonies with limited attendance. Maria Medina reports. (5/12/21)
Panel Selects Archie Willams as New Name for Drake High in Marin CountyA selection committee seeking to rename Sir Francis Drake High School in Marin County has made their choice. They want it named after a former teacher, Archie Williams, who also won an Olympic gold medal at the infamous 1936 Berlin Games. John Ramos reports. (5-8-21)
San Francisco Asian Community Turns to Self-Defense TrainingMembers of the Asian American community are signing up for self-defense thanks to San Francisco community leaders. Devin Fehely reports. (5-2-21)
Bay Area Football Phenom Najee Harris Drafted by SteelersOn Thursday afternoon during the NFL draft it took a little longer than he hoped but Najee Harris, the leading rusher in Bay Area preps history, finally had his NFL dreams come true. Andrea Nakano reports (4-29-21)
Oakland Mentoring Group The Hidden Genius Project Expands Its ReachThe Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors young Black men in tech, entrepreneurship and leadership, is expanding its reach beyond high school students.
San Jose Teen Scientists Eye $8 Million Prize In Top Robotics CompetitionA high school in San Jose makes history again, as the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of a prestigious international robotics competition. Sharon Chin reports. (4/28/21)
Students Rising Above: Giselle Chiprez RamirezThis week's Student's Rising Above scholar saw her little brother hospitalized with a rare condition. Michelle Griego reports how she turned her concern into motivation. (4-23-21)