SF Parents, Students Hold 'Zoom-In' Outside Schools Urging District to Resume In-Person ClassesA group of San Francisco parents and students on Thursday held a demonstration to protest the continued school closures. Kenny Choi reports. (2-18-21)
East Bay Educators React to Revised CDC School Reopening GuidelinesThe Centers for Disease Control released a color-coded roadmap to reopening in-person learning and Juliette Goodrich reports on how that is going over with local teachers and school officials. (2-12-21)
Palo Alto Schools Unveil Plan to Reopen in MarchThe Palo Alto Unified School District released an ambitious plan to continue in-person learning for high school and middle school age students as early as March 1. Devin Fehely reports. (2-11-21)
San Francisco School Board, Teachers Union Reach Deal to Reopen ClassesAfter nearly a year of public school buildings sitting empty in the city of San Francisco, the school board and teachers union announced a plan to reopen them. Andria Borba reports. (2-7-21)
Administrators, Parents, Teachers and Students Clash in Berkeley Over Reopening SchoolsWith many teachers and their unions resisting the call to reopen schools, the issue has reached a political stalemate. A rally in Berkeley Saturday brought out the passion on both sides. John Ramos reports. (2-6-21)
Students Rising Above: A’Nya JohnsonStudent Rising Above scholar A’Nya Johnson left her beloved hometown Oakland not just for education but possible future job experience following a passion: her love of music. Michelle Griego reports. (2-5-21)
Livermore Parents, Teachers Spar Over Reopening ClassroomsIn Livermore some parents don't want to wait for their kids to return to classrooms but, as Juliette Goodrich reports, teachers are demanding to be vaccinated first. (2-4-21)
South Bay Elementary Students Return To School For In-Person LearningEmily Turner reports on Los Gatos Unified School District elementary schools reopening for in-person learning (2-1-2021)
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)
Peninsula School District Plans Imminent Return of Students to ClassroomThe Ravenswood school district operates three campuses in East Palo Alto and one in Menlo Park. It has applied for a waiver to bring back some of its youngest and highest-need students. Allen Martin reports. (1-21-21)
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)
Plan to Return SF Students to Classrooms in January Nixed by School DistrictThe goal was to start reopening San Francisco schools on Jan. 25 but, according to the district, it just can’t meet the latest round of demands from the teachers union. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-18-20)
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)
Teachers, Students Test Positive for COVID-19 Days After In-Person Classes ResumeSpecial needs students were allowed to go back to class at one East Bay high school. Then, less than a week later, eight teachers and students tested positive for COVID-19. Katie Nielsen reports. (12-3-20)
Students Rising Above: Samir HookerSan Francisco SRA scholar Samir Hooker is only looking at California schools. That’s because Hooker’s mother is battling two autoimmune disorders. Michelle Griego reports. (11-20-20)
Treasure Island Restaurateur Leads Team Building Desks for At-Home SchoolkidsA restaurant owner on Treasure Island is leading an effort to help local students struggling with remote learning by giving them a locally-built study desk to call their own. John Ramos reports. (11-15-20)
Fremont Officials Debate Removing Cops From SchoolsFremont Unified School District’s school board debated whether to keep or remove police officers from city schools on Thursday evening. Andrea Nakano reports. (11-12-20)
Parents, Teachers March to Protest Proposed East Bay School ClosuresWith enrollment dropping in the Newark Unified School District, the school board is looking to close two schools. Andrea Nakano reports. (11-5-20)
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)
Parents, Teachers at Odds Over Reopening Palo Alto School ClassroomsFor Palo Alto school officials, reopening in-person learning is a tough call. Parents want it but teachers don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom. Kiet Do reports (9-24-20)
Students Rising Above: A Scholar Becomes a TeacherFirst grade teacher Tanesha Walker is seeing her classroom for the first time this year but, when SRA first met her, she was in high school. Michelle Griego reports. (9-18-20)

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