Education

Interest in homeschooling peaks as the pandemic disrupts education nationwide
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Holly Quan
July 31, 2020 - 11:06 am
It’s the ultimate DIY: taking your child's education into your own hands. Interest in home schooling is exploding across the Internet with many parents worried that distance learning will not be robust enough for their children this fall.
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Learning "hubs" form to stop low-income students from falling behind
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Holly Quan
July 30, 2020 - 11:02 am
With school starting for some public school districts in less than two weeks, nonprofit groups are forming learning "hubs" to keep the achievement gap from growing even wider. In part of two of a three-part series, we take a look at the work being done to keep kids from falling behind.
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Child being taught at home through distance learning
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Holly Quan
July 29, 2020 - 10:56 am
With school starting for some public school districts in less than two weeks, thousands of Bay Area families are scouring message boards looking to form pods: clusters of similarly aged kids who can learn together from a supplemental tutor hired by the parents. In part of one of a three-part series...
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San Francisco opening "learning hubs" to help students with distance learning
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Tim Ryan
July 24, 2020 - 8:41 am
San Francisco schoolchildren struggling to take their classes at home will have a new option beginning in September.
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A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, California.
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Carrie Hodousek
July 24, 2020 - 6:00 am
City College of San Francisco announced Thursday plans to launch a Cannabis Studies program this upcoming school year, where students can earn their associate degree in the field. Courses will look at the way cannabis influences human behavior like race, gender, policing, among other topics.
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Students and teachers learn to navigate stress during the pandemic.
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Matt Bigler
July 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
While most school districts are planning to go virtual to start the new academic year, many preschools remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic despite what may seem like a risky time to have a child in school.
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KCBS Radio is answering your questions about all things coronavirus every weekday at 9:20 am
Stan Bunger
July 23, 2020 - 1:39 pm
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, KCBS Radio is getting the answers to your questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Every morning at 9:20 a.m. Monday-Friday we're doing an "Ask An Expert" segment with a focus on a different aspect of this situation each day. Today we're...
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Union reps deliver a petition of over 1,000 signatures to CSU East Bay administrators.
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Carrie Hodousek
July 21, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Staff and students at Cal State East Bay in Hayward are urging school administrators to postpone reopening the campus due to COVID-19 health concerns.
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chool buses are parked in a lot, idled by the closing of schools in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, on March 17, 2020 in Gardena, California.
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Holly Quan
July 20, 2020 - 10:22 am
As school districts prepare to launch the fall semester from home, bus drivers and custodians say now is the time for them to get ready for the return of kids.
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Items for magic tricks are organized before a Facebook Live event held by creative director/magician Douglas "Lefty" Leferovich and magician/comedian Murray SawChuck.
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Jim Taylor
July 17, 2020 - 3:36 pm
It's just about that time of year for back-to-school shopping, though you’d think the coronavirus pandemic would slow that down. You'd be wrong. Retail fortune tellers are actually foreseeing more spending than usual.
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