Students from the San Mateo County Community College District are expected to be the first in California to have the opportunity to apply for a program to travel to China, free of charge, to study the language and learn about the nation’s economics and relationship with the U.S.
“It’s exciting,” said district Chancellor Ron Galatolo. “We have a number of students who come here from China, and we thought it would be a good opportunity to send our folks to China.” Read More
Black and Pacific Islander students in The City have been graduating high school at a higher rate, and local educators say the key has been changing the mindset of kids living in disadvantaged communities.
In the past two years, the graduation rate among black students in the San Francisco Unified School District has increased significantly, jumping from 56.9 percent in the 2009-10 school year to 70.8 percent last school year, according to data released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. Read More
Last month, Sophia kept her 8-year-old daughter out of school because of alleged bullying that she thought was not being properly addressed by school administrators.
Tired of waiting for a satisfactory official response to a situation that she says began in August, Sophia called police after her daughter was allegedly thrown to the ground by her neck. That’s when she removed the girl from class. Read More
State and local officials are joining UC San Francisco Medical Center employees today for a rally to protest against the decision to cut nearly 300 positions.
The medical center says the staff reductions are being made to prepare for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health care reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Read More
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