San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has announced the winners of this year’s Principal of the Year Award.Three San Francisco Unified School District principals were selected for their dedication and the work they have done on behalf of The City’s youth, according to the Mayor’s Office.“San Francisco’s families deserve great schools and I salute the outstanding work that is done every day by our public school principals who deliver a quality education to all of our children,” Lee said in a statement. Read More
A $2 million reprieve from fees owed to The City would give City College of San Francisco enough money to save nearly 300 classes, according to members of the Board of Trustees.
Elected officials from City College have asked the Board of Supervisors to consider a one-year pardon for certain types of payments in order to alleviate painful cuts to programs, classes and limit enrollment. Read More
A group of parents wanting San Francisco and the school district to do more to help fund education will address officials Thursday night in hopes of creating more transparency and accountability.Ten parents will gather at the Congregation Sherith Israel to question San Francisco Unified School District officials including Deputy Superintendent Richard Carranza and Associate Superintendent Kevin Truit as well as City Supervisor Eric Mar, before more than 200 people. Read More
The sun was shining and the kids were enthusiastic Thursday morning as more than 500 elementary school students from San Francisco and Marin counties converged on Ocean Beach to clean up debris.The 18th annual Kids’ Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup was held across the state Thursday to teach students about local waterways and ask residents to help keep the oceans clean, according to the Richardson Bay Audubon Society and Sanctuary, which organized the Ocean Beach event. Read More
A ballot measure that would increase annual pay for members of the Board of Education is expected to be removed from the November ballot in an effort to get voters to focus more a bond measure to modernize schools.
The seven-member San Francisco Unified School District board decided Tuesday evening to ask the Board of Supervisors to remove the pay increase measure, according to School Board president Hydra Mendoza.
“We don’t want it on the ballot at the same time as the bond,” she said. Read More
A budget proposal by the governor would increase funding for K-12 education by $3 billion next fiscal year, but local school districts say the money is not guaranteed and many are still preparing for the worst.
Gov. Jerry Brown released a new budget proposal Monday that reflects an increase in tax revenues, reducing the overall state deficit to just under $10 billion. The governor’s budget proposal combines cuts and tax increases to bridge the remaining state deficit. Read More
City College of San Francisco and the Consul General of Mexico are signing a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to preserve a Diego Rivera mural displayed in a theater at the college.The 1940 mural, titled “Pan American Unity,” is about the “marriage of the artistic expression of the North and of the South on this continent,” Rivera said in an interview that year.William Maynez of the Diego Rivera Mural Project at City College said the memorandum is meant to formalize an ongoing relationship between the college and the consul general’s office. Read More
The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday will name the first of 16 Bay Area teachers to be honored during the upcoming 2011 NFL season as a classroom hero.Representatives from the 49ers and Washington-based Symetra Financial are gathering at the football team’s East Palo Alto academy to announce plans to bring the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program to the Bay Area.The program honors exceptional K-12 teachers who have shown the ability to achieve long-term success in their students’ education. Read More
In an age when taxpayers are increasingly asking for schoolteachers to be held accountable for a child’s success, the San Francisco Unified School District offers struggling teachers a chance to improve.
The program, known as peer review and assistance, began more than a decade ago. It was expanded in 2006 to include additional teacher mentors and a voluntary program for those who thought they needed it even if they received satisfactory remarks on reviews. Read More
At Burton High School, students can take reading, writing and arithmetic, but to get to those classes, they have to endure the cracked tiles, broken windows and leaking roof.
The San Francisco Unified School District hopes to change that with a $531 million bond — the most asked for by the school district to date — that would be the final funding source in a series of multimillion-dollar upgrades to aging facilities.
Burton, built in the 1960s, shows its age. It’s a three-story solid concrete building with single-pane windows and cracked sidewalks. Read More