Monday, March 29, 2010

Maufas' daughter took items, superintendent says

The 22-year-old daughter of a San Francisco school board member stole a district laptop and $250 from another school board member and a district staff member while her mother attended board meetings in the same building, district officials confirmed Friday.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Friday, March 26, 2010

5 S.F. school principals under fire

Five principals at the helm of struggling San Francisco schools will be forced within the next few weeks to make a gut-wrenching choice: Fight for their jobs - a battle that could cost their schools millions of dollars - or leave.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

41 years after the SFSU Strike

At a recent meeting of the San Francisco School Board, over 100 students and their supporters urged the commissioners to establish an ethnic studies pilot program in the city’s high schools. In a district where 90% of the students are people of color, the students argued their education should reflect their diverse histories and cultures.

Listen to the story at KALW ...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

San Francisco School Food News

Want to learn more about student nutrition services in San Francisco public schools? Check out the San Francisco School Food News Blog.

Bay Area teachers feel the wrath of pink slips

School districts around the Bay Area are sending layoff notices to thousands of school teachers. San Francisco Unified is handing out the most pink slips in the Bay Area and that also includes administrators. All the safety nets are no longer there, so all of the layoffs are about to become permanent.

Watch the story at ABC 7 ...

Friday, March 12, 2010

5 Bay Area schools off worst-in-state list

Two San Francisco high schools were removed from the list of the 5 percent lowest-performing schools in the state Thursday - a welcome reprieve, but one that will cost them up to $6 million each.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

S.F. adopts new school-assignment system

The San Francisco school board Tuesday adopted a new system for assigning students to schools, a hybrid plan that immediately came under fire for failing to pick a side in a long-running battle between neighborhood schools and diverse schools.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

12 SF campuses appear on list of low-performing schools

San Francisco school officials are lambasting a controversial list released Monday by the state that labeled 12 schools in The City among the lowest-performing in California.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner...

Tough choices for 12 S.F. schools in bottom 5%

Across California, 188 schools got the news Monday that they were the lowest of the low-performing schools - a designation that will require them to be closed, converted to a charter school or be subject to a complete overhaul of instruction and staff, starting with the principal.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Young men on a mission at Mission High School

As he watched his city champions warm up for Monday's practice, coach Arnold Zelaya explained how the Mission High boys basketball team came together. The story does not have a pretty beginning.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vote on S.F. school assignment plan Tuesday

After years of debate, delay and endless controversy, the San Francisco school board will vote Tuesday on a new student assignment system - a hybrid plan that offers choice, prioritizes proximity to a school and addresses the needs of struggling students.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Advocates Argue School Lunches Could Be Healthier And Cheaper

Watch report at KTVU 2 ...

School Let Kids Out To Recess Before Lunch

Recess is often the highlight of the day for many students, including some at Sunnyside Elementary, in San Francisco. Up until this school year, the school’s 263 students were turned loose after lunch. But now it's the other way around.

Watch video at KTVU 2 ...

Civic Center protest huge, peaceful

Thousands of all ages gather at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza to protest the education cuts.

Watch at ABC 7 ...

Monday, March 1, 2010

College credit for 9th-grade ethnic studies

San Francisco high school students, just months out of middle school, can start earning San Francisco State college credit this fall through a ninth-grade ethnic studies course.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...