Vern Glenn profiles Giavanni Coleman who works hard to make teaching look easy in hopes her students -- particularly those of color -- will be drawn to the profession she loves. (2-26-21)
Hayward Teacher Hopes to Inspire New Generation of EducatorsVern Glenn profiles Giavanni Coleman who works hard to make teaching look easy in hopes her students -- particularly those of color -- will be drawn to the profession she loves. (2-26-21)
Oakley School Board Interim Trustees Vote to Fill Vacant Seats; Reject Special ElectionThere is now a plan in place to fill the vacant seats on the Oakley Union Elementary School District board, with interim trustees unanimously voting Thursday night to appoint community members to the vacant seats. Andrea Nakano reports. (2-25-21)
Oakley School Board Resignations Likely to Slow Classroom Reopening PlanFor Oakley parents expecting their school board shakeup to speed reopenings, things may not move as fast as they hoped. Wilson Walker reports. (2-25-21)
San Jose Mayor, Parents Clamor for School-Reopening SpeedupSan Jose mayor Sam Liccardo joined parents demanding that plans to reopen schools be sped up. So far there is no firm timeline to reopen schools in San Jose or Santa Clara County. Devin Fehely reports. (2-25-21)
COVID: Parents Protest To Reopen Sunnyvale Schools, Threaten To Recall BoardDozens of parents protested in Sunnyvale to reopen schools there. Devin Fehely tells us they are even threatening to recall the school board.
Oakley School Board Resignations Spotlight Rift Between Educators, Parents Over ReopeningWhat happened in Oakley this week is now part of a statewide fight over reopening schools. Wilson Walker reports. (2-20-21)
East Bay Vaccination Sites Expand Focus Toward Education WorkersThe vaccination clinic at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward was held specifically for employees who either work on campuses now or will be on campus when in-person learning resumes. John Ramos reports. (2-20-21)
Oakley School Board Resigns After President Steps Down Over 'Hot Mic' RemarksOne day after the president of the Oakley school board resigned over disparaging comments about parents that she and other board members made on a video conference call the rest of the board trustees followed her lead. Juliette Goodrich reports. (2-19-21)
Newsom to Increase Vaccination for Teachers But Says They Can Teach Without ItGov. Newsom insists that teachers don't need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to get back into classroom but he plans to allocate 10 percent of all new doses to educators beginning March 1. Andria Borba reports. (2-19-21)
State Releases New Guidelines to Allow Return of Youth SportsCalifornia announced new guidelines that will allow for youth sports in counties with low coronavirus case rates. Da Lin reports. (2-19-21)
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)
Students Rising Above: Andrea Taylor-AlarcónAndrea Taylor-Alarcón's journey with her new family has been filled with lots of love and special moments but also some heartbreak. Michelle Griego reports. (2-12-21)
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)
Creators Of 'Kits Cubed' Help Young Oakland Students Find Their Inner ScientistA pair of high school students are making science more interactive and inviting for kids in Oakland who have yet to tap into their inner scientist. Sharon Chin introduces to Ahmed Muhammad and Eli Berrick, this week's Jefferson Award winners.
COVID: After Months Cooped Up Student Athletes Back On The Field At Castlemont HighSome high school athletes in Oakland were glad to be back on the field again along with their coaches and parents. Andria Borba tells us it isn't an official football practice yet, but it's a step in the right direction.
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)
East Bay Girl Makes Moves at the Ballet Barre and Football FieldPinkie Schnayer has always loved dance but, twice a week, the 14-year-old trades in her ballet shoes for cleats as one of two girls on the Campolindo High School football team in Moraga. Michelle Griego reports. (2-6-21)
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)
Students Demand Lowell High School Confront Racism on CampusSome students are pushing administrators to address what they describe as a "breeding ground for racism" at Lowell High School in San Francisco. (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)
COVID: OUSD, Parents Plan Safe Reopening As In-Person Classes Resume In South BayAs in-person learning resumes in the South Bay, Oakland school board members held a virtual meeting with parents to discuss reopening on Monday night. Maria Medina tells us the board wants parents' input on how to get students back to campus safely.
Homeless Man Allegedly Attacks Pet Tortoise at San Jose PreschoolA homeless man was arrested Saturday in San Jose, charged with vandalism and animal abuse for allegedly beating and stabbing a pet tortoise at a preschool. Da Lin reports. (1-31-21)