Education

Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy exit John Moakley U.S. Courthouse where Huffman received a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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October 16, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Actress Felicity Huffman is serving her 14-day sentence for taking part in a college admissions scandal at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin in the East Bay. Huffman reported to the low-security facility in Alameda County on Tuesday morning. Forbes added the prison to its list in 2009...
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Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee speak during a news conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Banerjee and Duflo, along with Harvard's Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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October 14, 2019 - 4:26 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit...
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UC-Berkeley
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October 10, 2019 - 9:00 am
A large number of schools and universities in the Bay Area have told students and teachers to stay home Thursday due to the widespread power outages. Classes are cancelled at UC-Berkeley Thursday for a second day because of the PG&E shutoff. The area surrounding the campus nestled along the...
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UC-Berkeleys entrance.
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October 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
The widespread PG&E power outage s have forced officials to close schools and universities in some of the affected parts of the Bay Area. UC-Berkeley has canceled classes on Wednesday, but the campus remains open. Mills College and Merritt College in Oakland have canceled classes for Wednesday...
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Marty Griffin
September 26, 2019 - 8:48 am
PITTSBURGH ( Newsradio 1020 KDKA ) - Pittsburgh Public Schools confirms an "inappropriate homework assignment" was given to 1st grade students at Linden PreK-5. An image of the reading exercise posted on social media features a story about two boys running from a police officer who tells a K-9...
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San Jose State University
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Carrie Hodousek
September 25, 2019 - 7:01 pm
The California State University is proposing to increase the number of math and science classes that high school students need to take before enrolling in university courses. However, the proposal is creating controversy with critics saying it may have a disproportionately negative effect on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, front right, and China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua, front left, sign an agreement to boost bilateral cooperation on climate change during a news conference at the Bay Area Council, in San Francisco. As tensions between China and the United States ratchet up, former California Gov. Jerry Brown sees a way to bring together the world's largest carbon emitter and a U.S. state that's leading the way in energy standards: climate change. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach,file)
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September 23, 2019 - 2:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As tensions between China and the United States ratchet up, former California Gov. Jerry Brown sees a way to bring together the world's largest carbon emitter and a U.S. state that's leading the way in energy standards: climate change. Brown and Xie Zhenhua, China's top...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo University of California President Janet Napolitano attends a meeting of the UC Board of Regents in San Francisco. Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020. The former U.S. secretary of homeland security and Democratic governor of Arizona made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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September 18, 2019 - 3:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students, but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano...
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September 17, 2019 - 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds because they are a financial risk, its top financial officers announced Tuesday. "Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we're betting...
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