Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In the News: Programs for struggling students face cutbacks

Millions of dollars worth of school programs that serve underprivileged students could be sacrificed due to the district’s looming $30 million deficit.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In the News: S.F. schools' lunch money cut off; rules broken

School lunches have long been the butt of bad jokes featuring mystery meat and plastic-wrapped bean burritos, but in San Francisco, feeding more than 30,000 children every day - while following strict federal rules - is no laughing matter.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In the News: School board votes to keep kids in the classroom

San Francisco's school board got a round of applause Tuesday after voting to make it harder for students to get sent home from school.

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In the News: Special education resources get boost

More and more students are being diagnosed with autism in The City’s school district, and it’s costing more money.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

In the News: Group brings golf to inner city kids

First Tee of San Francisco wants to get rid of the notion that golf is only for the well-to-do. Wednesday, the organization opened a new golf facility in one of San Francisco's most underserved communities.

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In the News: Visitacion Valley students get exposed to golf

Sixth-grader Billy Smith could see the fairways at Gleneagles Golf Course from his school across the road, but he never knew anyone who had played there.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

In the News: S.F. schools head uses district credit as her own

As San Francisco schools have cut budgets to the bone, the city's school board president used her district-issued credit card to charge thousands of dollars for personal items and thousands more at city restaurants and cafes, according to a Chronicle analysis of financial records

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Friday, October 2, 2009

In the News: Bay Area Volunteers Pitch In To Help Tsunami Victims

Students at San Francisco's Thurgood Marshall High School are gathering food, clothing, and money to send to Samoan villages.

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