Thursday, April 29, 2010

In the News: City’s shield against school budget cuts weakening

When budget time rolls around each year, public schools in The City are told they may lose teachers and vital services while cramming more kids into classrooms — all because of neverending financial problems at the state level.

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SF teachers rally against looming layoffs

San Francisco teachers marched through city streets Tuesday night en route to a contentious Board of Education meeting where union members called for the school district to rescind layoff notices sent to some 900 educators.

Watch coverage at KTVU 2 ...

S.F. school district, teachers at impasse

Efforts to close a huge budget shortfall in San Francisco schools came to a grinding halt this week, as teachers walked away from the bargaining table, prompting district officials to declare an impasse.

Read more in the SF Chronicle ...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

S.F. State backs off ethnic studies offer

San Francisco State University officials have backpedaled on a pledge to give college credit to ninth-graders who take an ethnic studies course after university students, professors and top brass at the college questioned the idea.

Read more in the S.F. Chronicle ...