Our education coverage examines the inequities students face in Bay Area and California schools, and reports on what it will take to educate the next generation.

A young boy wearing a backpack walks toward his mother outside a school.

California School Districts Fear Major Budget Cuts as Enrollments Drop

Black-and-white head shots of two women and one man.

‘It's a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

A little kid in a bright yellow sweater, sitting in the sun on a mat amid other little kids with their hands up, raises her hand.

What California Parents and Teachers Need to Know About Universal Transitional Kindergarten

A Greek-style facade with pillars and a dome, with fir branches in the foreground.

The Major Bills Newsom Just Signed and Vetoed

High school students sit on chairs behind tables facing a teacher, who stands.

New California Law to Require Ethnic Studies Class for High Schoolers

A young woman, masked, looks away from her shoulder as a health worker, also masked, injects it with a needle.

Major Loophole Remains in California's Upcoming Student COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A woman flanked by kids in both directions stands at the front of a classroom against a whiteboard.

Reading as a Civil Right: Inside a Richmond Elementary School's Approach

Close-up of desks with Plexiglas in an empty classroom.

As In-Person Classes Resume, School Districts See a Surge in Absenteeism

Megan Reilly has back to the camera and is sitting down on a chair in front of students, all are wearing facemasks and keeping their distance.

State Superintendent Sets Goal to Get All California Third Graders Reading by 2026