California voters will be asked whether to reverse a prohibition on affirmative action, allowing public universities to consider race in admissions. Kenny Choi reports. (7-2-20)
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Affirmative Action Goes Back to the Ballot in CaliforniaCalifornia voters will be asked whether to reverse a prohibition on affirmative action, allowing public universities to consider race in admissions. Kenny Choi reports. (7-2-20)
Santa Clara County Releases COVID-19 Guidelines For Schools Reopening In The FallStudents are getting a peek at what schools could look like if classes reopen this Fall. Maria Medina has more.
Oakland Students Use 3-D Printing to Make Face Shields for HospitalsMadison Park Academy students have created hundreds of face shields on 3D printers to donate to hospitals across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (6-28-20)
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)
SJSU Petition Seeks To Defund Campus Police, Use Money For StudentsA petition from a group of professors at San Jose State University seeks to defund the campus police department. As Maria Medina tells us, those monies would be used for students.
Hawaii Pacific University Offers Freshmen a Golden (State) OpportunityHawaii Pacific is stepping up recruitment from its largest feeder state to keep enrollment from lagging and California families are taking advantage. Sharon Chin reports. (6-15-20)
Renewed Calls To Disband Oakland Unified School District's Police DepartmentThere is a renewed push to disband and defundOakland Unified School District's police department. As Andria Borba reports, parents and board members are talking about where to spend the money instead.
California School Districts Face Uncertain Road To ReopeningNo one knows what school is going to look like when and if it reopens in the fall. And the State Superintendent's guidelines released yesterday are raising more questions than answers. John Ramos reports. (6/9/20)
UC Berkeley Research Shows Shelter-in-Place, Distancing Saved Many LivesA new study out of UC Berkeley found that sacrifices such as staying at home, closing businesses, canceling events and social distancing worked to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Betty Yu reports. (6-8-20)
Warriors Take Basketball Camp Online – and InternationalGolden State's season is over this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic but, for youth, the season is just beginning with Warriors Basketball Academy coaches providing real-time feedback in a virtual camp setting. Vern Glenn reports. (6-7-20)
Daughter 'n' Dad Both Grads on Same Day at Same High SchoolA Santa Rosa family is celebrating education at an online graduation ceremony unlike any you've heard of: Rafael Solano and his daughter Ana both received their diplomas from the same school on the same day. Don Ford reports. (6-4-20)
Santa Rosa Grad Heads to Arizona to Play Wheelchair Basketball for the WildcatsMeet Ben Thompson. If you think you can best him in hoops you better sit down. Vern Glenn reports from Santa Rosa. (5-30-20)
Adopt-a-Senior Campaign Gives North Bay High School Grads a Dose of KindnessMany Sonoma County high school students who weren't allowed traditional graduation ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting surprise deliveries. Sharon Chin reports. (5-24-20)
Oakland Schoolteacher Hides Secret - Her Mad Basketball SkillsNo one in University of Wyoming basketball history has been a better shooter than Alameda High grad Christine Fairless. Vern Glenn caught up with her in Oakland where she now plays the part of mild-mannered middle-school teacher. (5-23-20)
University of California Admissions Officers Look Past Standardized TestsAs the UC system phases out the use of SAT and ACT scores to guide the admission process, what will take their place? Devin Fehely reports. (5-23-20)
San Francisco to Reopen Modified Summer Camps and Programs in JuneS.F. mayor London Breed announced Friday that the city’s summer camps and youth programs would reopen on June 15 with some modifications limiting capacity and certain activities to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Kenny Choi reports. (5-22-20)
San Jose State Honors 2020 Grads With Commencement WebsiteWith normal graduation ceremonies on hold due to the coronavirus, San Jose State University is honoring the Class of 2020 with a special website. Call it a virtual graduation. Kiet Do reports. (5-22-20)
Marin Schools' Pilot Program Gives Glimpse At Classroom In Era Of COVID-19A pilot educational program in Marin County is trying to adapt to the new restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. Don Ford gives us a sneak peek at what learning will look like when schools reopen.
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)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: Budget Balancing Strategy and EducationGov. Gavin Newsom revealed the projected size of the California budget shortfall and explained how his administration will attempt to balance it and still maintain resources for public education. (5-14-20)
San Mateo Co. Allows Drive-In Style Graduation Ceremony For Class Of 2020Local high school seniors are about to graduate but without the traditional ceremony during the coronavirus pandemic. Devin Fehely tells us about a plan just approved in San Mateo County to allow drive-in style graduation.
Anonymous Donors Wipe Out College Debt For 400 Bay Area StudentsA group of anonymous donors, moved by stories of students overcoming the direst of circumstances to succeed in their college and work careers, has given hundreds of students an eye-popping gift that could move them to even higher levels. Michelle Griego reports. (5/12/20)
Students Rising Above: Anonymous Donor Pays Student Loan Debts For 400 College GradsThis week Students Rising Above is announcing some anonymous donors have stepped forward with a gift that will change the lives of 400 graduates. Michelle Griego tells us about the astounding announcement.
Severely-Hurt Antioch High Student Overcomes Long Odds to GraduateDa Lin meets Willie Logan who, despite barely surviving a deadly car crash, has graduated from Antioch High School with honors. (5-8-20)