Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thousands of Low-Income Bay Area Kids Get Free School Supplies

Federal stimulus money is helping 150,000 low income Bay Area students get bags full of school supplies. The first kits went out in San Francisco Thursday morning.

Hear more at KCBS.

SF Kids Eating Better

Students at San Francisco schools are showing marked improvements when it comes to eating healthy, thanks to the district’s nutritional program.

But Francisco Middle School Principal Judy Giampaoli said that wasn’t always the case.

Hear more at KCBS

SFUSD ahead in state test scores, not meeting federal standards

San Francisco schools are staying ahead of the state’s average standardized scores for the ninth year in a row, yet less than half of the district’s students are meeting standards under No Child Left Behind.

Read more in the SF Examiner.

Digital books engage students during test drive

The drudgery of solving for X flew out the door of a Presidio Middle School classroom Friday as the giddy students traded in their back-breaking algebra textbooks for an iPad touch screen filled with integers and equations that came to life with the flick of a finger.

Read more in the Chronicle.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

City helps families save for college

San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom comes to Junipero Serra Elementary School to announce college savings plan for families.

See the story on CNN.

Pleasant surprise for, schools

Out of the blue, in the middle of a recession, the phone rang.

What would it cost, the caller asked the founder of, to fund every California teacher's wish list posted on the Web site?

Read more in the Chronicle.