Santa Clara County school board seeks applicants for vacant seat

03/05/2015 04:39 PM PST
The Santa Clara County Board of Education is seeking applicants for a seat being vacated by trustee Leon Beauchman. The board this week decided to fill the vacancy by appointment, rather than calling an election. 
Acalanes school district cuts adult education center
03/05/2015 04:45 PM PST - Layoffs also approved as high school district grapples with budget deficit 

Richmond College Preparatory charter renewed by West Contra Costa school board
03/05/2015 01:08 PM PST - The board also held a hearing on the renewal application of Manzanita Charter Middle School, founded in 2000 as the district's first charter, and is expected to make a decision on April 1 

Walnut Creek: For Alette Coble-Temple, a different sort of achievement
03/05/2015 02:13 PM PST - Associate professor at JFK University hopes 'Ms. Wheelchair California' victory will giver her a bigger stage to advocate for residents with disabilities 

Some Bay Area school districts still in financial trouble
03/05/2015 12:31 PM PST - The number of California school districts in financial distress has dropped, but five districts in the state will not be able to pay their bills this year or next year, and 38 more could face budgetary trouble within two years. 

UCSC suspends students who blocked Highway 1
03/05/2015 07:14 AM PST - Six UC Santa Cruz students arrested Tuesday after shutting Highway 1 have been suspended from classes for 14 days.  

Underwater robots: Aptos High club seeks to regain world championship
03/05/2015 06:35 AM PST - Although Aptos High School club members have won the regional contest for the past five years, they were dethroned as the international champs in June.  

Grade colleges on how well they teach teachers? Universities balk
03/05/2015 08:11 AM PST - The Obama administration wants to improve teacher training so that newly minted teachers arrive prepared to teach and able to deliver high-quality instruction. Credential programs devote too little time to instructing teachers on how to teach, critics say, and too many teachers — 40 percent — leave the profession in the first five years, in part because they’re unable to handle a complex, tough job.
 

What teachers, advocates and critics say
03/04/2015 11:06 PM PST - Here are excerpts of what teachers, teacher educators and others in education say about the U.S. proposal to toughen regulation of teacher-training programs and to grade them on test scores of the students of their graduates. 

East Bay assemblymen introduce bill to improve school breakfast programs
03/05/2015 06:26 AM PST - AB 1240, introduced by Assemblymen Rob Bonta and Tony Thurmond, aims to provide breakfast after school starts to reach more students than current programs that are offered before classes begin. The program, which would be funded with federal reimbursements, is expected to improve academic success for hungry students. 

San Ramon: Boy files claim against district over its handling of wrestling coach molester
03/05/2015 06:23 AM PST - A high school molestation victim filed a claim this week against San Ramon Valley Unified School District alleging its employees did not protect the boy from sexual abuse at the hands of his wrestling coach. 

UC executive salary caps proposed in new bill
03/05/2015 06:05 AM PST - New bill takes aim at executive compensation at the University of California 

Archbishop orders Fairfax's St. Rita School to close
03/04/2015 10:34 AM PST - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has decided to close St. Rita School in Fairfax at the end of this school year because of financial problems. 

Three-alarm blaze destroys old Vallejo school district building
03/04/2015 03:38 PM PST - A three-alarm fire heavily damaged the former Vallejo school district offices building Tuesday night, Vallejo firefighters said. 

Stanford to host Black College Awareness Fair March 21
03/04/2015 06:11 AM PST - Black College Awareness Fair to be held March 21 at Stanford 

Calfornia teacher found hanging knew suicide's devastation
03/04/2015 06:20 AM PST - The Southern California teacher whose students found her hanging from her classroom ceiling knew the devastating effects of suicide: Her own father went missing and was found dead with a bullet wound to his head after committing suicide nearly four years earlier. 

Valley Stars: Danville student wins Cambridge scholarship
03/03/2015 03:54 PM PST - accomplishmentsLocal student receives Churchill Scholarship: Evan O'Dorney, of Danville, has been awarded the Churchill Scholarship. The scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of master's study in science, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. 

Hometown Heroes: Alamo nonprofit founder inspires youths to make philanthropy a daily part of life
03/04/2015 06:16 AM PST - Gaby Ghorbani started the Alamo-based nonprofit Pledge to Humanity, which has inspired thousands of kids throughout the East Bay to make a difference to the needy, locally and globally. 

Antioch: Search for suspect leads to school lockdown
03/04/2015 06:18 AM PST - Two schools were locked down Tuesday as federal agents, along with local police, searched for a suspect -- but ended up with another person in custody. 

UC to cap out-of-state students at Berkeley, UCLA
03/03/2015 03:39 PM PST - University of California plans to cap out-of-state enrollment at the two highly sought campuses amid political pressure. But it won't add more in-state admissions. 

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'Being Mary Jane': Gabrielle Union relishes a career high point

Losing the role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal' 'happened for a reason,' says Pleasanton native, who also talks of how Whitney Houston's death altered her focus. 
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Update: Harrison Ford plane crash injuries 'moderate'; engine failure cited

The “Star Wars” actor crash-landed a small vintage plane on a Venice Beach golf course. Reports say he was taken to a hospital with bloody gashes on his head.