With restrictions loosening as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, a growing number of schools and colleges are opting to hold in-person graduation ceremonies with limited attendance. Maria Medina reports. (5/12/21)
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COVID Recovery: Growing Number Of Bay Area Schools, Colleges Plan On In-Person GraduationsWith restrictions loosening as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, a growing number of schools and colleges are opting to hold in-person graduation ceremonies with limited attendance. Maria Medina reports. (5/12/21)
Panel Selects Archie Willams as New Name for Drake High in Marin CountyA selection committee seeking to rename Sir Francis Drake High School in Marin County has made their choice. They want it named after a former teacher, Archie Williams, who also won an Olympic gold medal at the infamous 1936 Berlin Games. John Ramos reports. (5-8-21)
San Francisco Asian Community Turns to Self-Defense TrainingMembers of the Asian American community are signing up for self-defense thanks to San Francisco community leaders. Devin Fehely reports. (5-2-21)
Bay Area Football Phenom Najee Harris Drafted by SteelersOn Thursday afternoon during the NFL draft it took a little longer than he hoped but Najee Harris, the leading rusher in Bay Area preps history, finally had his NFL dreams come true. Andrea Nakano reports (4-29-21)
Oakland Mentoring Group The Hidden Genius Project Expands Its ReachThe Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors young Black men in tech, entrepreneurship and leadership, is expanding its reach beyond high school students.
San Jose Teen Scientists Eye $8 Million Prize In Top Robotics CompetitionA high school in San Jose makes history again, as the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of a prestigious international robotics competition. Sharon Chin reports. (4/28/21)
Students Rising Above: Giselle Chiprez RamirezThis week's Student's Rising Above scholar saw her little brother hospitalized with a rare condition. Michelle Griego reports how she turned her concern into motivation. (4-23-21)
Oakland Tech Valedictorian Makes HistoryAhmed Muhammad is a trailblazer, set to become Oakland Technical High School's first African American male valedictorian. Devin Fehely reports. (4-22-21)
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)
COVID Reopening: How A Peninsula School District Kept Schools Open Despite PandemicWhile some school districts are just now reopening, one District on the Peninsula has had students on campus for nearly the entire school year. John Ramos shows us how they did it.
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)
San Jose Launches College Tuition Assistance Program for Local StudentsThe city of San Jose is partnering with schools to give students in low-income neighborhoods a pathway to higher education. Len Ramirez reports. (4-15-21)
COVID: San Jose Schools See Fewer Families In Drive-Thru Lunch ProgramA lifeline for many families, schools in San Jose noticed lower than expected demand in their free drive-thru lunch program. Len Ramirez reports. (4/14/21)
Youth and COVID: Experts, Educators Evaluate Virus' Risk for Student AthleticsWith more young people back playing sports and in schools KPIX asked some experts: what's the risk of spreading COVID-19? Elizabeth Cook reports. (4-8-21)
USF Investigating Noose Found Hanging Off Balcony Of Student's Dorm RoomThe University of San Francisco is investigating a disturbing incident at a student dorm. Andria Borba reports a noose was spotted hanging off a balcony.
San Jose Research Lab Warns Of 'Grim' Fire Season In This SummerResearch from San Jose State University warns of a 'grim' fire season outlook this summer. Allen Martin talks to Craig Clement from the Fire Weather Research Lab.
Parents, Students Protest Continuing Fremont Schools ClosureFremont parents are extremely disappointed that schools will stay closed. Andria Borba reports. (4-1-21)
COVID: Emotional Day As San Rafael Children Return To ClassroomAs other schools celebrate the return of students on a part-time basis, the San Rafael Unified School District has brought all elementary students back to campus. John Ramos was there on the first day.
COVID Reopenings: Santa Clara County Schools Set For April Return To ClassroomsAs the pace of school reopenings across the Bay Area remains uneven and maddening for many parents, the Santa Clara Unified School District launched a phased reopening plan in which all grades will return to campus for in-person learning over the next two weeks. Devin Fehely reports. (3/29/21)
Oakland Athletic League Football Kicks Off Shortened SeasonFootball teams from Oakland schools returned to the field on Saturday, beginning a season that was delayed six months due to the pandemic. Da Lin reports. (3-27-21)
Students, Alumnae Rally to Demand Mills College in Oakland Stay OpenThe fight to save a historic women’s college in the East Bay continued Friday as Mills College announced a partnership to house 200 UC Berkeley freshmen on the Oakland campus in the fall. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-26-21)
Reopening Setback for Oakland Elementary SchoolsOakland Unified's youngest students had hoped to take advantage of an early reopening next week but for most that won't happen until April 19. Andria Borba reports. (3-26-21)
SFUSD Board Removes Alison CollinsMembers of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Thursday evening voted to give vice president Alison Collins the boot over alleged racist tweets she posted several years ago. (3-25-21)
Community Mourns Death of Dublin School Board TrusteeAn East Bay city is honoring a woman who died while doing what she was best known for: giving back to the community. Catherine Kuo was killed in a tragic accident while distributing food at a Dublin school. Juliette Goodrich reports. (3-25-21)