Stanford University looks into allegations of cheating by students

Stanford University is investigating allegations of academic cheating by students during the recent winter quarter, according to University Provost John Etchemendy.  
Board of Education gives positive certification despite looming financial shortfall  
 
Calling the possibility of life in prison cruel and unusual punishment for a Concord teacher's fondling of boys' chests, Judge Mary Ann O'Malley sentenced Joseph Martin to 12 years in prison on Friday, adding another roller-coaster chapter to the controversial case.  
 
Crush says yes; horseman will miss school for two days  
 
ATLANTA (AP) -- In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen.  
 
A Berkeley High School student was attacked while off campus for lunch Thursday, school officials said.  
 
Also: Hayward art exhibit opening; Cherryland Elementary wins wellness challenge grant; Oakland school gets green transit award; Oakland teachers to march; and Union City students win awards and cash.  
 
Bob McGuire, who coached track and field, cross country at Pleasant Hill High, and later at Cal State Hayward died on Tuesday after a brief illness.  
 
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Randall Booker, Piedmont Unified's assistant superintendent of educational services, will take up his post as superintendent on July 1.  
 
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All four Robohawks teams qualified for the 2015 World Championship tournament, including one middle school and three high school teams. The 8000A (high school) and 8000C (middle school) teams already took the California State Championship title at the March 7 competition in San Jose. The other two teams made the cut for World's at the Second Annual East Bay Robot and Programming Skills Challenge hosted by Head-Royce on Feb. 28.  
 
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Review: 'Get Hard' is not for the sensitive

Stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are a good comedy team, but 'Get Hard' is full of off-color jokes about race and sex that will offend many viewers, and it gets repetitive at times.  
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.