Art instruction is often one of the first things to go when school districts slash budgets, but one East Bay school district is finding a unique way to bring art to all of its elementary students. Sharon Chin reports. (8-30-19)
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Chalk Art Helps Keep Art Instruction at Mount Diablo Unified SchoolsArt instruction is often one of the first things to go when school districts slash budgets, but one East Bay school district is finding a unique way to bring art to all of its elementary students. Sharon Chin reports. (8-30-19)
Holy Names High School Guided By Nun For 7 DecadesAt Holy Names High School in Oakland, Sr. Noel Girard is the heart of the community, being involved with the school for more than seven decades as a student, then a teacher and now a volunteer. Jackie Ward reports. (8/23/19)
Elite Preschool Set to Open in Refurbished San Jose Office BuildingAn elite private school is opening a new Silicon Valley campus and, as Kiet Do reports, tuition for a toddler may be about the same as a year at a private college. (3-28-19)
Angry Parents Confront School Officials at Kaiser Elementary in OaklandIn Oakland both sides will be back at the negotiating table Friday morning but, Thursday night, parents faced off with the school superintendent at Kaiser Elementary which is set to close if the strike wears on. Christin Ayers reports. (2-21-19)
S.F. School's Spanish Immersion Class Lacks Teacher Who Speaks LanguageDespite assurances from the San Francisco Unified School District and the school's principal that a more than month-long absence of a permanent teacher for a fifth-grade Spanish-immersion class at Monroe Elementary School would end Monday, no permanent teacher has shown up. Susie Steimle reports. (9-19-18)
Middle School Girl Riding Bike Rammed and RobbedIt was a cary start to the school year for one Berkeley middle schooler. She was riding her bike home from school on Friday when she was robbed then hit by the getaway car. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9-3-18)
Back-To-School Shopping Ideas For Students Of All AgesLifestyle expert Amy Sewell brings the latest back-to-school products for students of all ages.
South Bay School Shows Off Long-Awaited RenovationsKPIX 5's Devin Fehely was at Franklin Elementary in San Jose Saturday as students and parents go a look at the multimillion-dollar upgrades. (8-18-18)
Ecole Bilingue Gives Kids The Gift Of LanguageChildren learn new languages faster than adults so why not give them the gift of bilingual education. Mehdi Lazar from Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley tells Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego how it works.
KCI Makerspace Kids Tech CampKCI Makerspace tech camp is not your typical experience. Liz Sylvan, Maker-In-Residence at the Krouse Center for Innovation at Foothill College explains why.
Despite High Chinese Population, Bay Area Language Immersion Programs ScarceMandarin-immersion programs for kids are still pretty hard to come by, despite the high number of Chinese residents in the Bay Area. Devin Fehely reports. (11-9-17)
Tax Break for Teachers Goes on the Chopping Block in D.C.The proposed Republican tax reform plan would eliminate a deduction of $250 for school supplies. Melissa Caen reports. (11-3-17)
Wine Country Wildfires: Santa Rosa Schools ReopenKids in more than a dozen Santa Rosa city schools headed back to class for the first time since the fires started. Susie Steimle reports. (10-27-17)
Mills College Cuts Tuition To Increase EnrollmentThe financially struggling Oakland women’s college will cut tuition a whopping 36 percent in 2018. The unexpected move comes as the college grapples with a multi-million dollar deficit. Don Ford reports. (9-15-17)
Family Coach Dr. Catherine Pearlman Shares Tips For ParentsFamily Coach Dr. Catherine Pearlman shares tips for parents to help their kids transition from summer leisure, to back-to-school time.
Kids Need Bus Driver In Remote West Marin NeighborhoodAfter their longtime bus driver retired, kids in West Marin are walking to school. As John Ramos reports, they're trying to hire a new one, but no one has applied.
ConsumerWatch Weekend EditionConsumer reporter Julie Watts gets some back-to-school warnings from Rebecca Harpster from the Better Business Bureau. (8-19-17)
ConsumerWatch Weekend RoundupConsumer reporter Julie Watts speaks with parenting author Catherine Pearlman about getting kids ready for a return to school. (8-12-17)
At Issue: Affirmative Action in EducationThe Trump administration is reopening the debate over race and college admissions. Phil Matier discusses the issue with Vincent Pan, representing Chinese for Affirmative Action. (8-6-17)
East Palo Alto School Takes Unusual Step To Help Struggling FamiliesThe Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto installed a washer and dryer on campus at McNair Middle School so struggling parents can do laundry for free with donated detergent. Betty Yu reports. (8-3-17)
Back-To-School: Reform Your DormLifestyle expert Amy Sewell shares some great ideas for college students who are looking to reform their dorm rooms.
New S.F. School Superintendent IntroducedAn educator with deep ties to the Bay Area is taking over San Francisco schools. The school board says Dr. Vincent Matthews has the experience to lead. Sharon Chin reports. (3-31-17)
Word Wizard Helps Spelling Bee Participants CompeteHiring professional spelling coaches is growing phenomenon among spelling bee participants. Sharon Chin reports. (3-12-17)
Billy Downing, Author Of 'College Greatness, Getting Through The Admissions Process'Billy Downing is the Founder and CEO of ESM Prep and author of 'College Greatness, Getting Through The Admissions Process.' He shares tips for families with students as they embark upon the college admission season.