Monday, September 28, 2009

In the News: S.F. teacher who 'dated' girl gets 5 years

A former San Francisco middle-school teacher was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for lewd conduct with a girl at the school over two years.

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In the News: West Portal immersion program still thriving

It was 1984 when a handful of San Francisco parents embarked on a controversial education experiment to open the first Chinese immersion public school program in the nation.

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In the News: Truancy crackdown swings to S.F. parents, teens

San Francisco school and city officials will beef up the fight against truancy by expanding intervention and criminal prosecution at the high school level to parents and teenagers, District Attorney Kamala Harris announced Friday.


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In the News: Innovative program combats truancy

Watch on ABC 7's View from the Bay.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In the News: Police returning to high school sporting events

Uniformed police officers are usually present at public high school football games in The City, but that has not been the case this school year.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In the News: S.F. schools fall short of federal marks

The City’s public schools are not keeping up with federal mandates established under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, despite the fact that its overall scores on standardized tests have been higher than the state’s for eight years in a row.

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In the News: School test results bring confusion

After six long years being tagged as a failure by federal standards, Malcolm X Academy was recast Tuesday as an unmitigated success story.

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In the News: New S.F. high school nurtures immigrant youth

The 50 high school students heading to their next class looked like typical teenagers, hauling backpacks, cradling books and laughing. Yet they were far from it.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

In the News: Slight gains in exit exam results

More high school sophomores passed one or both parts of the California High School Exit Exam this year than 10th graders in previous years, but the failure rate - about 20 percent in each the English and math sections - means about 100,000 students in the class of 2011 still must pass it to graduate.

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In the News: S.F. trails state in number of sophomores passing exit exam

More California sophomores are passing the high school graduation exam, but fewer San Francisco public school 10th-graders are passing the math portion than five years ago. And, there’s only been a slight increase in English pass rates for first-time test takers.

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In the News: Gateway to College program gives dropouts hope

By the time Stacey Jones started her senior year of high school last fall in San Francisco, she'd been to half a dozen schools in half a dozen districts, from Sacramento to San Mateo. She'd floated from relative to relative since her mother was in a serious car crash a few years earlier.

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