California students returned some dismal standardized test scores during the COVID-19 closures. Devin Fehely reports. (1-8-22)

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California Students' Test Scores Tanked With COVID Remote LearningCalifornia students returned some dismal standardized test scores during the COVID-19 closures. Devin Fehely reports. (1-8-22)
East Bay Schools Hand Out COVID Test KitsEast Bay schools are testing students and staff and handing out COVID kits ahead of the return to school Monday. Da Lin reports from Oakland. (1-2-22)
Gov. Newsom Announces Vaccination Mandate for SchoolchildrenCalifornia is poised to impose the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren. Betty Yu has the details. (10-1-21)
Parents Say They Were Shut Out of West CoCo County School Vax VoteThe West Contra Costa school district is considering a vaccine mandate for thousands of students but before the vote some parents said they were shut out from having their voices heard. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-30-21)
East Bay Schools Struggle to Fill Crossing Guard ShortageA crossing guard shortage in the East Bay is prompting one school to call parents to find volunteers to help keep kids safe. Da Lin reports. (9-10-21)
Some East Bay Parents Have Second Thoughts on In-Person LearningHundreds of families that started their kids out in the classrooms this fall are now pulling them back home for independent study in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Max Darrow reports. (8-27-21)
Thousands Return to Classrooms as San Jose State University ReopensStudents returned to San Jose State University for in-person learning Thursday. Kiet Do reports. (8-19-21)
Strict Mask Rules Will Greet Students Returning to West CoCo County SchoolsWest Contra Costa Unified is going back to school on Monday. Devin Fehely reports. (8-15-21)
San Francisco Schools Ready for In-Person Education to Resume MondayStudents in San Francisco Unified are getting ready to head back to in-person learning next week. Andria Borba reports on the changes that students can expect. (8-13-21)
COVID Cases in East CoCo County Schools Coming From Outside ClassroomsIn parts of Eastern Contra Costa County, schools have now been open for a few weeks and COVID cases are emerging there but, even with those numbers, there is some encouraging news for parents. Wilson Walker reports. (8-12-21)
Oakland Unified School District Teachers, Students Return to Class MondayOn Sunday, the teachers union ratified a safety agreement with the Oakland Unified School District and key highlights include proper ventilation to minimize coronavirus transmission and infection. Betty Yu reports. (8-8-21)
Oakland Middle-Schoolers Receive Backpacks, Inspiration From Warriors StarOn Saturday in East Oakland, kids heading back to school got free backpacks and some encouragement from a Golden State Warrior who is very familiar with the neighborhood. John Ramos reports. (8-7-21)
Bay Area School Districts Mount Effort to Vaccinate StudentsWith school about to resume in many Bay Area districts there is one last push to get as many students vaccinated as possible. Wilson Walker reports. (8-7-21)
San Jose School Children Exposed to Lead From Nearby Reid-Hillview AirportJust as in-person classes are about to restart in San Jose, school officials in the Alum Rock district have a new environmental concern on their hands. Len Ramirez reports. (8-6-21)
Oakland Students Return to Classrooms Next Week Despite COVID SurgeIt's the last weekend of summer break for Oakland students who are getting ready to head back to the classroom on Monday. Katie Nielsen reports. (8-6-21)
San Mateo County Schools Cope With COVID UpsurgeSan Mateo school officials are very aware of the possibility of COVID outbreaks during the year. Guidelines are in place and local health departments are in close contact with each school when that happens. Kenny Choi reports. (8-5-21)
Parents Concerned Over Return of In-Classroom LearningMany Bay Area parents are facing a back-to-school dilemma after hearing how contagious the COVID Delta variant can be. Da Lin reports. (7-30-21)
San Jose Schools Set to Reopen for Full In-Class LearningThe San Jose Unified School District, the South Bay’s largest, is on track to begin full in-person learning in less than three weeks. Kiet Do reports. (7-29-21)
Parents Await Clearance of COVID Vaccine for Kids Age 5 to 11It may be July now but summer play time will soon give way to classroom time and one set of students is still waiting for their turn to be vaccinated: kids age five to eleven. Andria Borba reports. (7-28-21)
CoCo County District Opens Back-to-School Vaccine ClinicA school district in Contra Costa County is helping students get their mandatory shots. such as for the measles. while also giving them a chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Devin Fehely reports. (7-25-21)
California Health and Human Services Director Explains School Mask MandateThe good news: California kids will be back in the classroom this fall. But the state will still require face coverings for teachers and students. Devin Fehely reports. (7-10-21)
Deep Funding Cuts to Arts Programs Could Doom Santa Clara BalletProposed arts program cuts could be a death blow to Santa Clara Ballet. City-funded grants help pay for the venue at the convention center, where they hold Nutcracker performances every year. Kiet Do reports. (6-3-21)
California Public Universities to Require COVID-19 VaccinationUC and CSU administrators say they intend to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all on-campus students, faculty and staff beginning this fall. Andria Borba reports. (4-22-21)
Oakland Pre-K Through 6th Grade Classes Set to Reopen MondayWith thousands of students set to return to Oakland Unified School District classrooms on Monday, there are still issues being negotiated between OUSD and teachers union. Kenny Choi reports. (4-18-21)

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