San Jose court ruling spells setback for Rocketship, charter schools
03/11/2014 03:43 PM PDT
The South Bay movement to skirt local school districts and open groups of charter schools has been dealt a setback, with a court ruling that cities can t be ignored in deciding where to locate charter schools. In a widely anticipated order, last week Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Franklin Bondonno ruled that the Santa Clara County Board of Education lacks authority to exempt charter schools from zoning rules.
Tensions rise in baseball vs. soccer feud at Oakland high schools
03/11/2014 02:58 PM PDT - Relegated to asphalt parking lot, the soccer team at Oakland International High School wants a place of its own.
Redwood City: Man sentenced to 27 years for attempted abduction of girl from school bathroom, other crimes
03/11/2014 11:06 AM PDT - A man was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison today for trying to abduct a 9-year-old girl out of a San Mateo school bathroom in 2012 as well as other molestation attempts, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Questions remain about shooting near San Jose State University campus
03/11/2014 06:42 AM PDT - There are questions regarding the fatal shooting of a landscaper by a San Jose State University police officer.
El Cerrito: Student attacks classmate with desk over missing dollar
03/11/2014 06:35 AM PDT - Thinking another student had his dollar, an 18-year-old El Cerrito High School student beat a classmate over the head with a desk last week, police said.
East Bay Assemblywoman partners with attorney general on truancy bill
03/11/2014 06:21 AM PDT - Bill introduced by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan would address chronic school truancy by requiring every county office of education to have a Student Attendance Review Board to support local districts. Currently, such review boards are voluntary.
Las Positas College event celebrates women in the military
03/10/2014 05:30 PM PDT - Las Positas College's Veterans First program will honor contributions made by women in the military with a free event at the Livermore college on March 20.
Antioch: Battle lines being drawn as Dozier Libbey's charter request date nears
03/11/2014 04:22 PM PDT - Hearing on high school's charter petition set for 6 p.m. March 19 at John Muir Elementary; community meeting to be held Thursday.
Bay Area NASA engineer's video captures hearts of British
03/10/2014 09:00 AM PDT - For stellar answers to questions about outer space, just ask a NASA engineer.
Playing with Barbie limits career aspirations for girls, UC Santa Cruz study concludes
03/11/2014 08:27 AM PDT - Girls who play with Barbie dolls tend to see fewer career options available to them compared with the options available to boys, according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State and UC Santa Cruz.
Teen Life: Politics vs. Miley Cyrus -- what do you care about more?
03/09/2014 10:00 PM PDT - Most teens caught up in distractions, not political issues
Richmond: Teacher charged with abusing students planned unauthorized field trip
03/09/2014 09:41 PM PDT - A Richmond teacher was charged Friday with more than two dozen counts of sexually abusing his middle school students on camping trips -- and it was uncovered that he was planning an unauthorized spring break trip with his new students in April.
Rising college costs: Poorer families bear greatest burden
03/10/2014 12:29 PM PDT - Colleges are shifting the burden of cost increases to the neediest students, federal data show.
In standoff with California over testing, US Education Department blinks
03/10/2014 05:49 AM PDT - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California to bypass federal requirements by giving standardized tests in math and reading to millions of public school students this spring without publicly reporting results or using them to hold schools or teachers accountable.
News group's fight to obtain district documents heading to court
03/07/2014 08:20 PM PST - The Mt. Diablo school district asserts that documents related to an internal investigation of former Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin, who has been arrested on suspicion of molesting students, are exempt from public disclosure. Bay Area News Group argues the court should review the documents and decide whether or not they should be released under the California Public Records Act.
San Ramon looking for nominations for its teen citizenship award
03/07/2014 06:37 PM PST - The city of San Ramon is looking for nominations for high schoolers or middle schoolers deserving of its Outstanding Teen Citizen Award
Village Theatre Art Gallery program invites young artists to make fabric quilt mosaic projects
03/07/2014 06:28 PM PST - Village Theatre Art Gallery will be offering a Young@Art program for children, as part of its current exhibition, ARTful Women. Kids will be given an opportunity to learn about contemporary fabric art practices by making a fabric quilt mosaic with local mosaic instructor Jean Cernigoj.
Data Center: Change in college costs from 2008-09 and 2011-12
03/09/2014 10:01 PM PDT - Change in college costs for various income brackets from the 2008-09 school year to the 2011-12 school year.
US approves California's new K-12 testing plan
03/07/2014 02:12 PM PST - Federal education officials on Friday approved California's plan to roll out new computer-based standardized tests this spring, ending a months-long dispute that put the state at risk of sacrificing $1.5 billion in federal school funding.
Majoring in coffee? UC Davis establishes research center
03/07/2014 10:57 AM PST - DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.
Watch this guy crack 155 walnuts with his forehead in 1 minute
Mohammad Rashid has bragging rights for a new world record and a very sore forehead. Full Story
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Review: Kanishka's, a neo-Indian gastropub, opens in Walnut Creek
Executive chef Paramita Roy debuts small plates with Bengali flair at Kanishka's in Walnut Creek. Can we get those masala Kennebec fries to go?
(Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
President Obama trades barbs with Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'
Obama rips the third “The Hangover” film, while Galifianakis calls the president a nerd.