Critics say that Burnett Academy middle school should change its name to avoid association with Peter Burnett, the first governor of California who had racist views.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 14, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Officials with the San Jose Unified School District have renamed one of the city's middle schools because of its association with a former governor who implemented racist projects. The former Burnett Academy, which was named for California's first elected governor Peter Burnett, now will be known...
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Stanford University fired sailing coach John Vandemoer after he was accused of involvement in an admissions scandal.
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Margie Shafer
June 12, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Stanford University's former sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced on Wednesday in Boston to one day in prison and six months of home confinement for his role in a college admissions scandal affecting some of the country's most prestigious institutions of higher learning.
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Picket signs are unloaded as teachers launch strike in New Haven Unified district
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Carrie Hodousek
June 07, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Parents of students attending New Haven Unified School District schools in Union City and South Hayward are taking matters into their own hands as a weeks-old teachers' strike drags on.
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 San Francisco’s Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School
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Jeffrey Schaub
June 06, 2019 - 4:38 pm
Falling ceiling tiles, restrooms full of trash and rat feces have turned San Francisco's Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School into a wasteland, according to parents, teachers and students. The dilapidated, dirty conditions were documented online by parents. So far, school district officials...
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Cade Weins, a senior at Paradise High School, poses with his golf clubs at the burned out ruins of his home in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. When the Camp Fire swept through the area Weins, a member of the school's golf team, saved his golf clubs as he was evacuating. Weins and the rest of the Paradise High School Class of 2019 are graduating Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 05, 2019 - 10:12 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Newsom's senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as he drove around his small town in the Northern California mountains. It ended with him living in an apartment...
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A school bus picks up students on October 10, 2008 in Pasadena, California.
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Margie Shafer
June 03, 2019 - 2:51 pm
A bill put forward by state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) would prohibit schools from suspending students for low-level offenses known as “willful defiance.”
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UC-Santa Cruz
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Jennifer Hodges
May 31, 2019 - 3:11 pm
A professor at UC-Santa Cruz has been put on paid leave as university officials investigate claims that he made sexual and racist remarks, including claims he referred to a Muslim graduate student as a terrorist.
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Rishik Gandhasri of San Jose was one of eight students to tie for first place in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 30, 2019.
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Matt Bigler
May 31, 2019 - 10:34 am
A 13-year-old who goes to a San Jose middle school was one of eight students who emerged as co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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President Barack Obama speaks with children at the Nationals Youth Academy.
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May 24, 2019 - 6:20 am
The scholar athletes at Nationals Youth Baseball Academy were awarded the surprise of a lifetime to celebrate the end of the school year: a visit from former President Barack Obama. Former president Obama got a first-hand look at the after-school programming of the Youth Baseball Academy, including...
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