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
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. Read More
More than 100 San Francisco teachers will receive preliminary layoff notices in the next month, a number that is far smaller than last year thanks in large part to voters approving Proposition 30 in November. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District stands to gain nearly $4,000 per student under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed student-funding formula, which still faces an uphill fight to become reality.
The proposal, released this week by the California Department of Finance, would also give districts statewide more local control over how they spend the money. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District could be considered for a No Child Left Behind waiver independent of the state.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is talking with school districts about how to free them from unworkable parts of the federal law, signaling he is open to an approach he long tried to avoid. Read More
When Ruben Urbina was in the fifth grade his parents separated, sending his life into turmoil, he said. The youngster turned to his uncles, brothers and sisters to keep him off the streets.
Today, Urbina is a mentor to students who go through the San Francisco Unified School District and need guidance.
He said he was fortunate enough to have three uncles, two older brothers, one older sister, and a Rec and Park director who kept him on the right path. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District is poised to introduce new principles for including students with disabilities in regular classrooms, but some parents say it’s not going far enough.
The effort is the district’s latest push to educate students with disabilities alongside their nondisabled peers. Read More
“San Francisco police report dozens of arrests at 49ers-Packers game,” Local News, Monday
49ers fans’ taunts ruined game for him
I was in attendance at the Green Bay Packers vs. 49ers divisional playoff game Saturday night in San Francisco. Read More
While eating a meal of spaghetti covered in marinara sauce and meatballs, fourth-grader Dennis Arguijo and his friends mused about what foods they would like served at Tenderloin Elementary School.
“Chicken potpies,” Dennis said.
Kristin Richmond, co-founder of Revolution Foods, called over executive chef Amy Klein to talk about the idea. Read More
In 2008, the fight over whether to allow students in San Francisco public schools to have the option of joining the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was in full swing. Arguments broke out at public meetings and sent Board of Education sessions late into the night. Ultimately voters endorsed the JROTC program with a non-binding resolution. So what has happened to JROTC? Read More