When Cynthia Ramirez-Parra saw her mother hospitalized, she turned to what some may see as an unconventional place for comfort, her late father's graveside. Michelle Griego reports. (11-27-20)

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Students Rising Above: Cynthia Ramirez-ParraWhen Cynthia Ramirez-Parra saw her mother hospitalized, she turned to what some may see as an unconventional place for comfort, her late father's graveside. Michelle Griego reports. (11-27-20)
Big Game Fans, Barred From Stands, Climb High to See ActionIt was a Big Game like none other. Stanford edged Cal Friday in an empty Memorial Stadium but some diehard fans found ways to get a glimpse of the action. Kenny Choi reports. (11-27-20)
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)
Newark Parents Upset Over Plan To Close 2 SchoolsThe Newark Unified School District is expected to make a decision to possibly close two schools, Musick Elementary and Graham Elementary. Katie Nielsen reports. (11/19/20)
COVID: Health Officials Report Zero Virus Transmission Through In-Person Learning So Far In San RafaelSome schools in Marin County show a possible path to reopen safely, as health officials say there has been no virus transmission so far among San Rafael schools that have reopened to in-person learning. Kenny Choi reports. (11/18/20)
Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWith the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Bay teenager Andrew Lu is reaching children across the country and across the world through his virtual classes. Sharon Chin reports on this week's Jefferson Award winner. (11/18/20)
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)
SRA Scholars Launch Online Current Events Discussion GroupWith the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most students isolated from their social support systems, many now need a creative and constructive way to express their feelings about current events. Michelle Griego reports. (11-13-20)
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)
East Bay Parents, Students Plead With School Board For Return To ClassroomsParents and students packed a school board meeting in Alameda County to plead for a return to classrooms. Andrea Nakano reports from Livermore.
Oakland Teacher Relies On Personal Experiences To Relate To Her StudentsTeaching is a tough job even in the best of times, but with Covid-19, its challenges can seem overwhelming. Oakland middle school teacher Jasmine Mack understands this all too well. Michelle Griego reports. (11/6/20)
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)
2 Bay Area Girls Among First Female Eagle ScoutsSince the Boy Scouts of America started allowing girls to join we are starting to see the very first class of female Eagle Scouts. Sharon Chin met two of them. (11-5-20)
Jefferson Awards: 3 Teens Cut Hair for the HomelessAs Sharon Chin reports, this week's Jefferson Award winners are students who traded their laptops for clippers and razors. (11-4-20)
Parents, Teachers Fight To Keep Newark Elementary School OpenParents and teachers are fighting to keep a Newark elementary school open. Andrea Nakano reports.
Stanford Begins Human Trials For COVID-19 VaccineStanford University is revving up its human trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. Volunteers will be followed medically for another 2 years.
App Provides Virtual Coach for Young PitchersWant to kick up your pitching technique? There's an app for that. Vern Glenn reports. (10-31-20)
Students Rising Above: Jenny HoangFind out how an East Bay student drew inspiration from her mom then found comfort in something sweet. Michelle Griego talks to SRA scholar Jenny Hoang. (10-30-20)
Vallejo Teacher Holds Distance Learning From Pickup Parked At Starbucks After Power Goes OutA teacher at a Vallejo middle school had to become creative after the power went out at his home, holding his distance learning from his pickup parked at an area Starbucks. John Ramos reports. (10/28/20)
Students Rising Above: LaTasha BrownKPIX 5's Michelle Griego introduces us to an Oakland-based entrepreneur who has a deep faith in herself and others in this edition of Students Rising Above. (10-23-20)
School Reopenings: Palo Alto Teachers Tested, Study Provides Encouraging Data About In-Person ClassesTeachers at the Palo Alto Unified School District were testing teachers for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a new study offers encouraging data among schools that have reopened. Andria Borba reports. (10/21/20)
Mom's Rare Condition Spurs SRA Scholar to Career in Medical ResearchSRA scholar Steven Palomares' passion for science is deeply personal with his own mother's health being a primary motivation. Michelle Griego reports. (10-16-20)
School Districts, Experts Urge Slow School Reopenings As Some Parents Push For ClassesAs some parents push for the return of in-person classes, districts and medical experts say a plan and and a slow transition must take place. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10/13/20)
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)

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