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California Schools Gird for Glitches in Trial Run of New Computerized Test

March 24, 2014 | 6:06 pm

California Schools Gird for Glitches in Trial Run of New Computerized Test

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Digitized exams might strain technological capacity of some schools at first.

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A Tale of 2 San Francisco Public Schools: Do PTAs Widen Inequality?

February 17, 2014 | 10:18 am

A Tale of 2 San Francisco Public Schools: Do PTAs Widen Inequality?

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Is it fair that some schools benefit from active PTA fundraising while others languish?

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Muslim-American Men in the Bay Area Write About Love

February 14, 2014 | 10:33 am

Muslim-American Men in the Bay Area Write About Love

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Collection ranges from essays on marriage to stories about awkwardness of asking a girl out on a date.

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Diary: A Pregnant Teen in Fresno Talks About Food

October 9, 2013 | 6:45 pm

Diary: A Pregnant Teen in Fresno Talks About Food

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For this pregnant 15-year-old, adopting a healthy diet is much easier said than done.

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Tooth Fairy Inflation! Lost Tooth Now Nets Nearly $4

August 30, 2013 | 9:57 am

Tooth Fairy Inflation! Lost Tooth Now Nets Nearly $4

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A new survey by Visa finds that kids today get an average of $3.70 per lost tooth — a whopping 23 percent jump over 2012′s rate.

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April 2, 2013 | 3:01 pm

(Video) What an Oakland Kid Eats

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by Jan Stürmann, Center for Investigative Reporting Once children walk out the door in the morning, what they eat is out of their parents’ control. Day care workers, school cooks, fast food vendors and friends can all throw roadblocks into a healthy diet. Controlling what a child eats when he or she leaves the house […]

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Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

March 27, 2013 | 10:03 am

Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

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[UPDATE: EPA announces plans to study whether flame retardant chemicals are safe] Does injecting sofas and armchairs with flame retardants hurt us or protect us? That debate took place in Sacramento Tuesday as part of a hearing on an arcane but controversial law known as TB117. According to TB117, which was established in 1975, all […]

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Tenderloin Playground Ranked SF’s Worst

September 25, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Tenderloin Playground Ranked SF’s Worst

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by Katharine Mieszkowsk, The Bay Citizen It was recess in the Tenderloin, and students from San Francisco City Academy swarmed the playground at Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park. They slid down the rusting slide and hung from monkey bars held aloft by old beams that shed slivers of wood and green paint chips. After recess, […]

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February 8, 2012 | 6:40 am

Breakfast Blend: Preschool California Protests Budget Ax Hit to Transitional Kindergarten

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Parents, teachers protest plan to scrap transitional kindergarten (Los Angeles Times) Will L.A. Unified’s response to abuse allegations pass muster? (Los Angeles Times) TRIBES: Governor appoints tribal adviser […]

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January 27, 2012 | 7:28 am

Breakfast Blend: How Retailers Game Amazon Customers with Fake, Paid-For Reviews

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. For $2 a Star, a Retailer Gets 5-Star Reviews (New York Times) New Web reality series puts USC in a bad light (Los Angeles Times) Bob Daly says […]

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