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Education

One Size Fits All?

Students usually don’t decide on an academic major until college, but Oakland public schools plan to make every kid select a career path by the 10th grade.

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.

Season of Giving

What local charity or nonprofit program do you support, and why?

Alameda Teachers in Turmoil

Rank-and-file teachers rejected a contract deal negotiated by their own leaders. What will happen next?

Paying for College? Here Are Five Steps to Remember

These days, tuition is daunting. So we talked to experts who will help you avoid going into serious debt.

UC Berkeley Expands Its Commitment to Flexible Learning Environments

Cal continues offer more online courses, including those for graduate students and for postgrads.

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.

East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?

Rancor Over Alameda School Fences

Not everyone likes the notion of 6-foot chain-link fences erected at Alameda schools, though some parents think the district has taken too long on the security measure.