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Local students learn to garden

10:08 PM, Oct 23, 2010

Sacramento - Volunteers dug post holes and shoveled dirt to create a brand new garden at Bret Harte Elementary School this national event, Make a Difference Day.

Stockton school shooting teachers work for school safety

1:36 PM, Jan 17, 2014

STOCKTON - It was 25 years ago Friday that a madman sprayed a Stockton schoolyard with gunfire from an assault weapon, killing five children and injuring 29 others.

High school student invited to play in Grammy jazz band

6:44 PM, Jan 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO - One of Rio American High School's jazz band members has been chosen to play at one of the biggest musical stages in the world: the Grammy Awards.

Teacher of the Month January 2014 - Renee Smith

6:24 PM, Jan 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO - For this sixth grade teacher at Bret Harte Elementary school, teaching was not her first calling. In fact, it wasn't even her second or third.

Limits placed on Calif. community college fee waivers

5:42 PM, Jan 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The governing board that sets policies for California's 112 community colleges has approved new eligibility requirements for a popular financial aid program

Teacher of the Month December 2013 - Cindy Polonsky

6:02 PM, Jan 8, 2014

Monterey Trail High School Special Education Teacher Cindy Polonsky is News10's December 2013 Teacher of the Month.

Twin Rivers' students forced to learn in cold conditions

12:08 AM, Jan 8, 2014

Students in the Twin Rivers School District are enduring a chilling education in some very cold classrooms.

Dems push Gov. Brown to boost transitional kindergarten

6:00 PM, Jan 7, 2014

Democrats in the Legislature are poised to fight for using a portion of the state budget surplus on fully funding a pre-kindergarten program for four year olds.

GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

8:20 PM, Jan 1, 2014

WASHINGTON - The exam for high school dropouts is getting its first face-lift in more than a decade to make it more rigorous and aligned to skills needed for college and today's workplace.OTN

New law gives transgender students choice at school facilities, activities

11:49 AM, Jan 1, 2014

The law allows students at public K-12 schools to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities based on their matching gender and use facilities based on their identifying gender, regardless of the gender listed on school records.

Fixed rates are latest in college tuition plans

8:43 AM, Dec 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators says about 320 colleges and universities offered guarantees during the 2012-13 school year.

Sac City Unified School Board approves transgender student policy

12:16 AM, Dec 20, 2013

The Sacramento City Unified School Board unanimously approved a controversial new policy to protect transgender students.

San Juan Unified supt. resigns after investigation

3:49 PM, Dec 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Embattled San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Glynn Thompson has resigned.

San Juan school district superintendent accused of harassment, discrimination

8:05 PM, Dec 18, 2013

The San Juan Unified School District will announce the fate of Superintendent Glynn Thompson at a press conference Thursday morning.

Possible 2014 ballot fight over firing teachers, looser tenure rules

9:09 PM, Dec 17, 2013

Voters in 2014 could be asked to consider new rules for firing teachers and to loosen California's tenure law.

December 2013 Teacher of the Month: Cindy Polonsky

7:04 PM, Dec 10, 2013

ELK GROVE - Monterey Trail High School special education teacher Cindy Polonsky says what makes teaching still exciting after many years is the constant striving for improvement.

Tuesday school closures, delays announced

5:42 AM, Dec 10, 2013

Icy and hazardous conditions are leading to more school closures for Tuesday.

42% of Millennials blame colleges for rising student debt

2:07 PM, Dec 7, 2013

In a Harvard poll of 2,089 young adults between 18- and 29-years-old, 42% of respondents blamed colleges and universities for rising student debt, while 30% blamed the federal government.

Student loan forgiveness: What you don't know (but should)

2:39 PM, Dec 6, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that one-fourth of the American workforce may be eligible for repayment or loan-forgiveness programs.

Fire guts Sonora school's classrooms

2:28 PM, Nov 26, 2013

SONORA - Authorities are looking into the possibility that arson was to blame for a fire at a foothills elementary school that destroyed a wing of classrooms.

3 charged in San Jose State hate crime case

5:58 PM, Nov 21, 2013

SAN JOSE - Three students at San Jose State University are facing misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges after authorities say they harassed a black roommate by outfitting their dormitory room with a Confederate flag and a racial epithet was found on a board.

Vallejo school board weighs changing Apache mascot

5:54 PM, Nov 18, 2013

VALLEJO - School officials in Vallejo are considering changing the name of a high school's American Indian mascot.

CDC importing bacterial meningitis vaccine to Princeton

5:24 PM, Nov 15, 2013

PRINCETON, NJ - This week, Princeton officials confirmed the school's seventh case of bacterial meningitis in 2013. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson says federal health officials have agreed to import Bexsero, a vaccine licensed in Europe and Australia but not the U.S., to the school.

UC regents vote on 2013-14 budget

6:16 PM, Nov 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California's Board of Regents has approved a proposed budget that would freeze undergraduate tuition and increase undergraduate enrollment but it hinges on more money from the state.

Teacher of the Month November 2013 - Glen Cain

10:15 PM, Nov 12, 2013

For Gold Trail School Performing Arts Teacher Glen Cain, the sound of success is evident with every note his students hit.

Embattled school board trustee takes leave of absence

12:10 AM, Nov 9, 2013

The Twin Rivers School Board plans to ask Cortez Quinn for his resignation at the next board meeting.

City moves to demolish problem property near elementary school

12:19 AM, Nov 8, 2013

Drug paraphenalia, nudity and other kinds of problems are being reported near a Sacramento elementary school. The city said a building next door is a nuisance, and its owner is a slumlord.

Teacher pensions deficit grows $22 million a day

6:16 PM, Nov 7, 2013

California's teacher retirement system is on track to be flat broke by the time this year's new crop of teachers is ready to call it a career. When will lawmakers take action?

Modesto school firing explained in transcripts

5:01 PM, Nov 7, 2013

MODESTO - Released documents show why the school district fired its Modesto High School campus supervisor.

Granite Bay HS lockdown cleared

12:32 PM, Nov 7, 2013

GRANITE BAY - Granite Bay High School was placed on lockdown Thursday while sheriff's deputies searched the campus in response to a suspicious note found on campus.

It's OK to talk to the kid in the wheelchair (video)

7:11 PM, Nov 6, 2013

It was a strange idea by a River Valley High School senior, but one that had an entire school excited.

Senior class sweatshirt creates controversy

8:35 PM, Nov 4, 2013

ELK GROVE, CA - So what is it about the class of 2014's sweatshirt that has so many parents upset and law enforcement worried about student safety?

Police: Someone tried to blow up UC Davis frat house

6:42 PM, Nov 4, 2013

DAVIS - A fraternity house near UC Davis could have easily Sunday and it appears someone wanted it to happen, according to the Davis Police Department.

Mother claims Modesto school supervisor hurt her son

11:30 PM, Oct 31, 2013

Supporters of Jackie Munn have said they believe the campus supervisor was fired in retaliation for speaking out about employee raises, but the family of the boy at the center of the controversy said Munn got what she deserved.

Students plan to protest termination of campus supervisor

11:52 PM, Oct 30, 2013

Students, alumni and supporters of campus supervisor Jackie Munn will meet at Modesto High School Thursday, where they plan to spend the afternoon peacefully protesting what they see as wrongful termination.