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)
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)
15 Marin County Schools Set to ReopenThe majority of schools set to reopen early next week are private but there are some public schools on the list. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (9-4-20)
Landlords Receive Gov't Relief as Quarantined Students Are Forced to Pay for Vacant ApartmentsAs the coronavirus pandemic closes college campuses across the country, students -- and their parents -- are still stuck paying rent for vacant apartments even as many of those property owners receive pandemic assistance. Susie Steimle reports. (9-3-20)
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)
Digital Divide Among Many Challenges Reopening South Bay Schools FaceA spokesperson for the San Jose Unified School District says the first few days of class this week have revealed just how wide the digital divide truly is. Devin Fehely reports. (8-14-20)
Marin Parents Push for In-Person ClassesLots of kids started school virtually this week but a vocal group of Marin County parents are pushing for a safe return to in-person learning. Andrea Nakano reports from San Rafael. (8-13-20)
Marin County Starts State Waiver Process For In-Class InstructionsMarin County will start accepting waivers from elementary schools in an effort to allow in-person learning and a group of vocal parents is pushing for classroom instruction to begin. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (8-13-20)
Some Teachers Balk as San Jose Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms WednesdaySchool starts Wednesday for the San Jose Unified School District when hundreds of teachers will be ordered back to their classrooms but some teachers say they intend to teach from home. Maria Medina reports. (8-10-20)
Chaos Commonplace on Day One of New School Year in OaklandOn a first day of school unlike any other, one teacher told KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich, "I say be patient. It’s all new to all of us.” (8-10-20)
Teachers Help Students Adjust to Longterm Remote LearningKPIX 5's Emily Turner wanted to know: what's it like for teachers, teaching from home? (8-10-20)
Flu Shots Will Be Required at All UC Campuses by NovemberAll UC students and workers will be required to get a flu shot this fall following an executive order from UC president Janet Napolitano issued Friday. Da Lin reports. (8-9-20)

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