San Francisco State University ranks 21st in the nation for the number of students that have served in the Peace Corps program, the university said, citing recent Peace Corps data.
In all, 1,267 alumni have volunteered in the Peace Corps since it was founded in 1961, the university said.
UC Berkeley tops the most volunteers list with 3,371, the University of Wisconsin is second (2,848); the University of Washington third (2,560), the University of Michigan fourth (2,276) and the University of Colorado fifth (2,157), according to the Peace Corps. Read More
The San Francisco resident who ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days is set to embark today on another seemingly impossible adventure: He will ride an outdoor elliptical bicycle from Chestnut Street in The City to Los Angeles, then run through L.A. for 24 hours straight to promote the new Los Angeles Marathon. Karnazes will cap the trip by completing the marathon. Read More
It’s hard to imagine there are benefits to a high unemployment rate, but San Franciscans’ thirst for jobs has been a boon for the 2010 census.
“We have former executives and CEOs, Ph.Ds, senior managers, people with management skills [applying for jobs],” said Sonny Le, a regional U.S. Census Bureau spokesman. “We have the best candidates ever.”
And there are lots of them, he said.
With a tight job market in The City, applications for employment through San Francisco’s two census offices have been streaming in, Le said. Read More
The 900-plus layoff notices that the San Francisco Unified School District had approved sending to teachers and other employees by the state’s Monday deadline would save the district about $48 million in one year and $97 million during the next two years, union leaders said.
The district is trying to close a projected budget gap of $113 million during the next two years. Read More
School officials have agreed to disband the long-criticized lottery assigning children to public schools in The City, though questions remain whether a new system scheduled to begin in fall 2011 can offer adequate education and racially diverse classrooms at schools citywide. Read More
San Francisco school officials are lambasting a controversial list released Monday by the state that labeled 12 schools in The City among the lowest-performing in California. Read More
Ritalin – the study aid drug some say is a bit too popular among under-the-gun college students – not only helps improve young people’s ability to focus on tasks, but enhances speed of learning, according to a study penned by UC-San Francisco professors.
“The research demonstrated that one type of dopamine receptor aids the ability to focus, and another type improves the learning itself,” the university said in a statement released Monday. Read More
A proposal to overhaul the way children are assigned to public schools in San Francisco has gained support from parents as it heads to the Board of Education for a critical vote Tuesday.
The proposed system would replace a complex, oft-criticized lottery that considers a variety of socio-economic factors when assigning students to schools with a simplified method that largely emphasizes proximity to home and uses test scores to achieve academic diversity citywide, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Students at Marshall Elementary School will receive a late Christmas present this year: 1,000 free books.
The national nonprofit First Book, which partnered with employees of the Taj Campton Place Hotel, is donating the books to the school, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Schoolchildren in The City are getting their own form of a debit card to purchase cafeteria food, and the new system will allow parents to track what their kids are eating and should help the cash-strapped school district gain more funding from the federal government for its food needs.
The technology being implemented in all public schools this year and next allows students to swipe a card or enter a five-digit PIN when purchasing meals instead of paying with cash, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Thomas Hutson-Wiley, the 35-year-old financial adviser for Merrill Lynch, is one of three in that company to make The Top 40 Advisors Under 40 list in On Wall Street magazine.
What are the benefits to being young in your industry? [Being young] allows you to really understand the client’s perspective. Read More
Academy of Art University remains focused on expanding its curriculum to accommodate a growing demand for multimedia artists in today’s technological world.
Elisa Stephens is a texting addict, which makes her fit in with all the students at the Academy of Art University. There’s a catch, though: She’s not enrolled at the school. She’s the president. Read More
California’s failure to win a nice chunk of federal funding for education Thursday may not have been a loss for San Francisco schools. Read More
Vandals that scrawled “No More Cuts,” “Education is Liberation” and “No Business As Usual” on walls at a City College of San Francisco campus ended up costing the school $7,000 — the price of one class.
That’s according to a report by San Francisco Community College Officer Rachele Hakes in the City College newsletter on March 1. Read More
First, a number of beloved post offices in San Francisco were threatened with closure due to the U.S. Postal Service’s burgeoning fiscal troubles.Now, the federal agency is considering stopping Saturday delivery in order to make up a projected $7 billion shortfall this year. “It means I won’t get my Netflix on Saturday,” Barry Prioste said laughing as he waited for a friend at a downtown post office Tuesday afternoon. Read More