Monday, November 30, 2009

In the news: SFUSD may turn a shade greener

Teachers and administrators in the school district may be forced to shrink their carbon footprint if a new resolution is adopted by the Board of Education early next year.

Read more in the SF Examiner ...

In the news: Increasing police presence on campuses questioned

Boosting police presence at four San Francisco schools has been proposed, but questions about whether that is the best use of state funds has stalled a decision.

Read more in the SF Examiner ...

In the news: Turkey Bowl a San Francisco football tradition

When Jack Scramaglia's extended family was living along 11th Avenue in San Francisco, they knew exactly what to do on Thanksgiving mornings.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

In the news: San Francisco's school of last resort

With a convicted bank robber and a former methamphetamine user in charge, John Muir Charter School on Treasure Island is not your typical public school.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/11/29/MNRG1A9R7G.DTL#ixzz0YNFyKrRC

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In the News: SF's troubled budget spills over onto schools

A new report by the city controller says San Francisco's economic outlook is worse than expected. The city's financial problems are spilling over into the schools.

Watch on ABC 7 ...

Monday, November 16, 2009

In the News: Student newspaper runs supremacist ad

The Lowell High School student newspaper published Friday included an advertisement for a white supremacist Web site, reportedly paid for by a group promoting a "campaign to inform, awaken and radicalize our White American youth."

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle ...

In the News: Teaching styles clash at elementary school

The idea of turning an entire elementary school in Lower Pacific Heights into the first public learning facility in San Francisco to incorporate a Montessori education has raised alarms with parents and teachers.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner ...

Monday, November 2, 2009

In the News: S.F. schools hoping voters open wallets

Since 2003, San Francisco’s public school district has received $745 million in voter-approved bond funding for facility upgrades. Now, school board members are considering going back to voters for another $531 million for additional improvements.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner ...