San Francisco schools raised $19,624 last year through Fresh & Easy’s Shop for Schools program, the company announced
The program is simple: schools within three miles of a Fresh & Easy store collected receipts from Sept. 12 to Dec. 31 and received $1 for every $20 in purchases. Schools also held a “Shopping night” where students, teachers and parents worked the register and bagged groceries while collecting 5 percent of the store’s revenue that night. Read More
City College of San Francisco will more than double its course offerings this summer in order to reflect the demand and specific classes.
Class offerings will go from 469 courses available in 2012 to 981 this summer. The increase is reflection of demand and college officials responding to the data they received from analyzing enrollment. Read More
In 1996, the University of California system’s regents adopted a long-range development plan for UC San Francisco that called for the creation of an entirely new campus and relief of crowding at the school’s Parnassus Avenue site.
The ambitious new Mission Bay campus progressed as planned, but the university never reached its goal for the Parnassus facility. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District mailed roughly 14,250 school assignment letters to families last week, with roughly 60 percent of them receiving their top choices.
According to district data, more families applied this year than last to place their children in kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade.
This year, 4,968 families applied for a kindergarten spot compared to 4,799 last year. At the sixth-grade level, 3,484 families applied for placement, up from 3,252 last year. And for ninth grade, the numbers were 4,334 this year and 4,188 in 2012. Read More
The search is on for a new chancellor at City College of San Francisco.
Now that school officials have submitted their “show cause” report to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in hopes of staying open, the board of trustees wants to return to some unfinished business.
On Thursday, trustees are expected to approve a request for bids to contract for up to $150,000 with a private firm to begin preparations for the search, college documents show. Read More
On the eve of the deadline for officials at City College of San Francisco to turn in a report that could decide if the school remains in operation, students, faculty and community members made a last-ditch effort to urge leaders to save the
institution they love.
Hundreds of students, staff and community members marched from the various CCSF campuses to City Hall to call on city leaders for
assistance. Read More
A rise in sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies has prompted a local high school district to begin distributing condoms to students who have taken a class in health education.
Daly City’s Jefferson Union High School District approved the Condom Availability Program last month, and now the district’s health center is looking for donations to get it off the ground.
Ten months ago, when Chancellor Pamila Fisher of City College of San Francisco received a package from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, she knew her school was in trouble.
Fisher, who had agreed to serve as CCSF’s interim leader for about six months while the institution searched for a new chancellor after the retirement of Don Griffin, knew nothing about the pending document or the accrediting team’s prior visit. Read More
Amid a heated debate with the public Thursday night, the City College of San Francisco board of trustees approved a 250-page report explaining how the school has adjusted operations to meet accreditation standards and remain open.
The two-hour discussion was nearly disrupted by student protests, but ultimately the plan was adopted. But trustee Steve Ngo did offer a dire warning.
It’s official: Judge Rolf M. Treu has issued a trial date in the case of Vergara v. State of California —January 27, 2014. And oh, what a trial it will be!
You may have heard about this remarkable case. Essentially, the families of school-age children are suing the state to invalidate laws that give teachers tenure after only 18 months on the job and then keep them from being dismissed even after committing egregious acts of misconduct. Read More