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Scientists Discover a New Species of Spider October 2012

Scientists Discover a New Species of Spider

Always more to learn about our eight-legged friends.

At O'Dowd, Every Student Finds a Passion...or Two September 2012

At O'Dowd, Every Student Finds a Passion...or Two

Experience O'Dowd and find your passion.

Excellence in Education for 60 Years February 2012

Excellence in Education for 60 Years

Regarded as one of the top Catholic college preparatory high schools in California, Bishop O'Dowd High School continues its strong tradition in educating the leaders of tomorrow.

Q & A with Tim Steinmetz, Ostrich Biologist January 2012

Q & A with Tim Steinmetz, Ostrich Biologist

Hear what he has to say about earthquakes, ostriches, and plate tectonics.

Contra Costa County API Report January 2012

Contra Costa County API Report

See how local schools compare in the Academic Performance Index (API).

Eco Awards: Education Edition January 2012

Eco Awards: Education Edition

We recognize the schools that are training the next generation of eco-warriors.

Saving our Schools? January 2012

Saving our Schools?

With the California public school system in turmoil, parents and teachers are turning to charter schools to try to improve education for their kids. It’s a contentious battle—and it’s coming to a neighborhood near you.

Students Of Stillness January 2012

Students Of Stillness

By teaching school kids to be “in the moment,” an Oakland educator helps them focus. Kids have a new tool, beyond meds or a trip to the principal’s office, to deal with depression, stress, and lack of focus.

Boomerang Kids January 2012

Boomerang Kids

Twenty-somethings are staying with their parents longer than ever before. One explains his failure to launch. I trudged up the stairs, a load of button-down shirts on hangers slung over my arm. On the landing below, I’d stacked half a dozen boxes of books, which had followed me everywhere I’d moved the last few years.

High School Report: 2011 Edition January 2012

High School Report: 2011 Edition

How our schools measure up. Pop quiz: Which school has the highest SAT scores? What do private schools cost these days? How many Advanced Placement (AP) classes does each one offer?

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