Monday, December 28, 2009

Arts advocates push to move SOTA to Civic Center

Inside this bleak gray building, it's voices like these that make the School of the Arts a creative force.

See the story on SF's KGO Channel 7 ....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In the news: Throwing caution to the wind to benefit schools

It’s been a little too easy for one man to grow a mustache so offensive that his co-workers offered him $2,600 to shave it — even easier, he said, to turn it down because they didn’t like it.

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In the news: S.F. schools get tougher on credit card use

San Francisco's school superintendent has laid down the law when it comes to the use of district-issued credit cards by school board members, issuing an edict that prohibits spending on personal items and limits gratuities to 15 percent.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

In the news: Enrollment changes afoot

The Board of Education has set a March deadline for a long-sought change to San Francisco’s controversial public school assignment system so members can focus on other issues.

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In the news: Chance to drop electronic waste in S.F.

Electronic manufacturer Samsung is inviting people with old electronic devices to safely recycle them for free in San Francisco through a program starting Saturday.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Put in your two cents on student assignment

The City’s school district has narrowed its list of alternatives to a controversial student assignment admission system and is enabling quite a few opportunities to hear about it this week.

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Broken heaters chill city classrooms

While the temperatures in San Francisco dipped to being frightful, out-of-service heaters in city schools kept classrooms short of being delightful.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

In the news: A Tale of Two School Programs

San Francisco school officials want to expand a Montessori program at one of the city's public elementary schools.

Hear the show Forum on KQED FM

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In the news: Order’s up! Celebrities serve food to benefit schools

A dinner of Dungeness crab in San Francisco is not out of the ordinary. But paying $275 for a plate and being served by financier Warren Hellman or MC Hammer is — even if the money is going to schools.

Read more in the SF Examiner ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SF teachers face deadline for specialty credential

Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Education may vote to begin firing teachers who are not credentialed to work with kids who are learning English. It is an impending consequence that some teachers are fighting.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

In the news: Teachers will have to get English learner certification

Superintendent Carlos Garcia will propose Tuesday that every teacher in the district have credentials to teach English learners by January 20 or else they could be fired.

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In the news: Montessori program at S.F. school stirs clash

When San Francisco school officials opened a public Montessori program in an under-enrolled elementary school adjacent to the city's low-income Western Addition neighborhood in 2005, it sounded like a good idea.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

In the news: High School Students Get Head Start in Financial Field

For nearly 30 years the National Academy Foundation has helped high school students, particularly those from underprivileged neighborhoods, become better versed in financial issues and get scholarships to attend college.

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In the news: Some school secretaries spared from job cuts, for now

Some San Francisco school secretaries, who were first told about impending layoffs last month, have been spared for the time being.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

State's students getting a little fitter

More California students cast aside their couch potato ways in 2009 and scored better in annual physical fitness tests than in recent years.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

School district receives award for being green

The school district is one of seven organizations receiving a Green California Schools Leadership Award next week for its efforts to green its campuses.

Read more in the SF Examiner