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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.
August 31, 2016

UC Berkeley Expands Its Commitment to Flexible Learning Environments

Cal continues offer more online courses, including those for graduate students and for postgrads.
August 31, 2016

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.
August 30, 2016

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.
August 29, 2016

East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?
May 30, 2016

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.
May 30, 2016

School Enrollment Shakeup

The Oakland school board is weighing a controversial plan that would make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in charter schools.
May 27, 2016

Alameda Mom Wants School to Start Later

After researching teens’ sleep habbits, Karie Frasch petitions the school board to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to improve learning outcomes. The district is studying it.
May 4, 2016

Noor Hezam Bridges a Cultural Gap

An Arabic-speaking teaching paraprofessional from Yemen takes new families under her wing at Ruby Bridges.
April 20, 2016

Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners
February 16, 2016