An anti-racism lesson being presented to online to students from Lowell High School in San Francisco was interrupted by a series of racist and anti-Semitic slurs and pornographic images, according to the school district. Andra Borba reports. (1-21-21)

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Racist, Anti-Semitic Messages Interrupt Anti-Racism Lesson at Lowell High School in SFAn anti-racism lesson being presented to online to students from Lowell High School in San Francisco was interrupted by a series of racist and anti-Semitic slurs and pornographic images, according to the school district. Andra Borba reports. (1-21-21)
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Students, Parents Around Bay Area Rally to Restore Youth SportsRallies are taking place across the state and Bay Area to reopen youth sports. They're all part of a movement called "let them play." Juliette Goodrich reports from Livermore. (1-15-21)
Oakland Teachers, Parents Protest Proposed In-Person School ReopeningOakland teachers and some parents held a car caravan protest Friday. They say it's too soon to return to normal, in-person learning. Wilson Walker reports. (1-8-21)
Parents in South Bay Protest School Reopening PlanParents and educators held a car caravan outside the home of Santa Clara County Office of Education superintendent Mary Ann Dewan to protest what they say is a rush to reopen school sites and offices. Devin Fehely reports. (12-19-20)
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S.F. Unified School District Says In-Person Learning Not Happening in JanuaryThe San Francisco Unified School District said the phased return of students back to in-person learning won’t begin in late January after SFUSD and teachers couldn’t reach a labor agreement. (12-18-20)
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SF Lowell High May Switch From Merit Selection to Lottery in 2021The merit-based selection system at San Francisco's prestigious Lowell High School may be about to change. Da Lin reports. (10-10-20)
SRA Scholar Returns to College, Finds Campus Transformed by COVID-19For her sophomore year, Students Rising Above scholar Madison Schmidt found a largely empty campus as her fellow students stay inside their dorm rooms, learn online and practice strict social distancing. Michelle Griego reports. (10-8-20)
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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 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)
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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)
San Francisco Starts School Year With Online-Only ClassesSan Francisco became the latest Bay Area city to restart school with remote learning and a lot of parents are far from satisfied with the quality of virtual classrooms. Devin Fehely reports. (8-17-20)
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