The 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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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)
SRA Scholar Returns to College, Finds Campus Transformed by COVID-19For her sophomore year, Students Rising Above scholar Madison Schmidt found a largely empty campus as her fellow students stay inside their dorm rooms, learn online and practice strict social distancing. Michelle Griego reports. (10-8-20)
Parents, Teachers at Odds Over Reopening Palo Alto School ClassroomsFor Palo Alto school officials, reopening in-person learning is a tough call. Parents want it but teachers don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom. Kiet Do reports (9-24-20)
Students Rising Above: A Scholar Becomes a TeacherFirst grade teacher Tanesha Walker is seeing her classroom for the first time this year but, when SRA first met her, she was in high school. Michelle Griego reports. (9-18-20)
Health Inspectors Evaluate San Francisco Schools in Advance of ReopeningBack-to-school health inspections are now underway in San Francisco and, with the health department’s blessing, some schools plan to bring back younger students soon. Joe Vazquez reports. (9-17-20)
Bay Area Teachers Unions, Districts Wrangle Over Classroom ReopeningMore elementary schools in Bay Area counties are starting to reopen with waivers but school districts within those counties and teachers' unions have to reach agreements before kids come back to the classrooms. Kenny Choi reports. (9-17-20)
San Francisco Readies Schools for Gradual ReopeningSan Francisco has the green light to start bringing kids back into the classroom. In-person classes will ramp up beginning Monday for a small group of students. For the rest of the public , it's a waiting game. Kiet Do reports. (9-10-20)
15 Marin County Schools Set to ReopenThe majority of schools set to reopen early next week are private but there are some public schools on the list. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (9-4-20)
Landlords Receive Gov't Relief as Quarantined Students Are Forced to Pay for Vacant ApartmentsAs the coronavirus pandemic closes college campuses across the country, students -- and their parents -- are still stuck paying rent for vacant apartments even as many of those property owners receive pandemic assistance. Susie Steimle reports. (9-3-20)
East Bay School District Pulls Online Program After Parents Complain of Racist, Homophobic ContentIt’s not how but what kids are learning online that has concerned Alameda parents who reported racist and homophobic content they noticed in a remote-learning program. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-3-20)
San Francisco Starts School Year With Online-Only ClassesSan Francisco became the latest Bay Area city to restart school with remote learning and a lot of parents are far from satisfied with the quality of virtual classrooms. Devin Fehely reports. (8-17-20)
Digital Divide Among Many Challenges Reopening South Bay Schools FaceA spokesperson for the San Jose Unified School District says the first few days of class this week have revealed just how wide the digital divide truly is. Devin Fehely reports. (8-14-20)
Marin Parents Push for In-Person ClassesLots of kids started school virtually this week but a vocal group of Marin County parents are pushing for a safe return to in-person learning. Andrea Nakano reports from San Rafael. (8-13-20)
Marin County Starts State Waiver Process For In-Class InstructionsMarin County will start accepting waivers from elementary schools in an effort to allow in-person learning and a group of vocal parents is pushing for classroom instruction to begin. Kenny Choi reports from Tiburon. (8-13-20)
Some Teachers Balk as San Jose Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms WednesdaySchool starts Wednesday for the San Jose Unified School District when hundreds of teachers will be ordered back to their classrooms but some teachers say they intend to teach from home. Maria Medina reports. (8-10-20)
Chaos Commonplace on Day One of New School Year in OaklandOn a first day of school unlike any other, one teacher told KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich, "I say be patient. It’s all new to all of us.” (8-10-20)
Teachers Help Students Adjust to Longterm Remote LearningKPIX 5's Emily Turner wanted to know: what's it like for teachers, teaching from home? (8-10-20)
Flu Shots Will Be Required at All UC Campuses by NovemberAll UC students and workers will be required to get a flu shot this fall following an executive order from UC president Janet Napolitano issued Friday. Da Lin reports. (8-9-20)
Oakland Teachers, District Wrangle With School Year Set to Start MondayThe first day of school is three days away and the Oakland Unified School District and teachers' union are still at odds over how classes will be conducted come Monday. Andrea Nakano reports. (8-7-20)
Oakland School Year Set to Begin With Distance LearningOfficials with the Oakland Unified School District Friday said students will be learning from home for the foreseeable future as the new school year begins Monday. Kenny Choi reports. (8-7-20)
Oakland School District, Teachers Work to Develop Back to School PlanWith only a few days remaining before the school term begins there's still no concrete plan for how to reopen. Emily Turner reports. (8-3-20)
AT&T Partners With San Jose to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Needy StudentsThe city of San Jose has partnered with AT&T to bridge the digital divide and bring the Internet home to people who don't have it. Len Ramirez reports. (8-3-20)
Oakland Teachers Spar With District Over Back-to-School PlansCalling out the superintendent of schools directly, the president of the Oakland Education Association says there’s no distance-learning plan or any agreement on what’s expected from teachers. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-30-20)
Oakland Summer Youth Camp to Reopen Monday After Temporary COVID-19 ClosureA city-run summer youth camp will reopen after a COVID-19 case temporarily shut it down. Oakland plans to reopen the camp Monday after workers cleaned the facility on Friday. Da Lin reports. (7-25-20)

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