Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the News: Panda advises kids to get fit

Nicknamed after a pudgy animated panda, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval kicked off a campaign Wednesday to promote physical fitness to schoolchildren.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Schools labor tiff seemingly settled

San Francisco school officials and the teachers union put the finishing touches on a tentative contract agreement earlier this week staving off a threatened strike and easing what had been tense times in the district.

Read more at Offers Aid to Needy Students

The 80 or so stories that students posted on a new San Francisco-based Web site are for the most part deeply personal, summing up tales of family struggle, tragedy and perseverance.


Opponents stay quiet as 1st Milk Day nears

For all the fuss made over passing a Harvey Milk Day into law, the first-ever statewide celebration to honor the slain gay rights leader Saturday has garnered little complaint from opponents.


CA lawsuit seeks to overhaul school finance system

A coalition of students, school districts and education groups sued the state of California on Thursday, seeking to force the governor and Legislature to develop a new system to fund its cash-strapped public schools.

Read more here.

SF Schools Put State Funding on Trial

San Francisco public schools chief Carlos Garcia was among those at the forefront of a historic lawsuit filed Thursday against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state of California that demands leaders stop underfunding education.


Schools, students sue state over funding

More than 60 children and nine school districts across California filed a historic lawsuit Thursday, arguing that elected officials have failed in their constitutional obligation to support public schools.


California Districts, Students Sue Over Budget Cuts

See the ABC 7 report, May 20, 2010.

Californians Sue to Restore School Funding

Covered in KQED's California Report for Friday, May 21, 2010.