Friday, July 24, 2009

In the News: California schools face $12B in cuts

Education spending will be hurt by California's new budget as school funding is being cut by more than $12 billion over two years. Cutting that much money will no doubt affect what happens inside California classrooms.

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In the News: School-related tax for ballot kept alive

A $150 parcel tax that would support public schools moved toward placement on the November ballot.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In the News: Online courses help students stay on track

Galileo high school administrators were frustrated. Year after year, they saw four-year colleges slip through the hands of students who had good grades save for a couple of D's.

While students who failed classes were able to repeat them and have the grade changed, often through summer school or night school, students who had D's were out of luck. The near-failing grade was one that would be stuck on their transcripts forever.

Cyber High changed that. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle...

In the News: School changes set back a year

Plans to change San Francisco’s controversial public school assignment process have been postponed for at least another year.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

In the News: Lowell principal to be honored at Giants game

Andrew Ishibashi, the principal of San Francisco’s high-ranking Lowell High School will be honored by State Superintendent Jack O’Connell and the California Lottery during Tuesday’s Giants game.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner ...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

In the News: Greening the District by the Bay


The San Francisco Unified School District (SDUSD), like the city itself, has a history of concern for the environment. Since the 1980s, the district’s curriculum has included visits to the Environmental Science Center where kindergartners through fifth graders study ecosystem interdependence, rocks and minerals, or water and energy conservation in Fort Funston’s seaside marine and sand dune habitat.

Read more from Green Technology Magazine…

In the News: Principal says goodbye to 'Bal'

Balboa High School Principal Patricia Gray wasn't sure she wanted a promotion up and out of the school she ran for a decade.

Balboa, or "Bal" as she calls it, had been her baby. Over the last 10 years, the school went from one of the worst in the state to above average in California test scores. It went from a school of last resort to a top pick among incoming freshmen.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle ...