Three supervisors are calling on City College to use millions of dollars from a parcel tax to fund more classes rather than shoring up its financial reserves as college accreditation officials have warned it to do.
The nonbinding resolution, introduced Tuesday at a Board of Supervisors committee, asks CCSF to use the $16 million it will receive from Proposition A each year for the next eight years to fund classes. Read More
The 61 department chairs at City College of San Francisco are keeping their jobs but taking large pay cuts under a tentative labor agreement.
The agreement, if approved by the Department Chair Council and the board of trustees, would reduce the school’s costs by more than $1 million annually.
Darlene Alioto, president of the council and chairwoman of the social sciences department, said taking the pay cut is telling. Read More
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