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)
SF High School Swim Team Still Practicing Despite City Health Order Banning Pool UseSwimming pools across the Bay Area closed at the start of the pandemic and remain closed in San Francisco but KPIX discovered the city allowed one pool to be open, despite its own health directive banning pool use. Allen Martin reports. (7-13-20)
Bay Area Teachers Demand Safety Plans Before Returning to ClassroomsParents want their children back in school but Bay Area teachers want answers about how to keep students and themselves safe before they go back to the classroom. John Ramos reports. (7-13-20)
California Teachers Resist Trump Administration Push for Classroom TeachingIt's the looming question for hundreds of thousands of parents across California: will students be returning in-person to classrooms at the start of the new school year this fall? Devin Fehely reports. (7-11-20)
Oakland School District Plan for Reopening Involves Distance Learning at StartSchool is scheduled to begin in Oakland in just one month and some people in the community say any plan that involves returning to school is just too risky amid the coronavirus pandemic. Betty Yu reports. (7-10-20)
Oakland Schools Announce Plan for Phased Return to Classroom TeachingThe Oakland Unified School District announced Friday that the 2020-2021 school year would begin in August with all students in distance learning before returning to classrooms in phases. Betty Yu reports. (7-10-20)
California Will Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa PolicyThe state of California filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday over a policy that would bar international students from staying in the United States unless they were scheduled to take in-person classes. Joe Vazquez reports. (7-9-20)
California Teachers Express Fear Over Return to ClassroomsSchool districts have been reaching out to parents for input about the best ways to send kids back to class this fall. Now teachers have issued a blunt warning to state officials: they're not ready. Heather Janssen reports. (7-9-20)
Uncertainty Abounds Among California Parents, Teachers Making Plans for New School YearThere’s no summer break for educators this year as they try to make a plan for the fall. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-25-20)
Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in SyncTake a listen to the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March. Sharon Chin reports. (5-17-20)
Gov. Newsom Announces Online Portal for Child Care ServicesThe governor said that, as the father of four children, he understands the challenges working parents are facing during the pandemic. He introduced Kimberley Johnson, with the department of social services, to demonstrate the resources avaiable to parents. (4-30-20)
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.