Just as Japan’s tragic tsunami and earthquake changed the world view on nuclear power, the recent avalanche of college sports scandals has awakened the NCAA. Read More
Nine JROTC teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District are looking to obtain a year extension on a deadline to receive a teaching credential to save their jobs, and possibly the program.
This is the latest obstacle for a program that has been mired in controversy. Read More
In retrospect, losing $155 million of public funds in a single day was like a bad hit to the immune system. Alone, it wasn’t enough to kill the patient, but it sure didn’t help when the patient caught a bad flu right afterward. Nearly three years after San Mateo County took the biggest hit from the collapse of Lehman Brothers of any municipality in the nation, financial leaders on the Peninsula say the loss is still being felt, especially in the county’s school districts. Read More
As a general rule, it’s not a good sign when your new employer won’t tell you if you’ll keep your job and then you see a posting for it on Craigslist.
And the odds aren’t in your favor when your business is in decline and a group flush with money is in private meetings with higher-ups and soon after seen measuring the office space. 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
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
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. Read More
San Francisco voters were promised improved public education funding when they passed Proposition H in 2004, but they’re not getting what they expected, and some say arts budgets are taking the hit.
At Tuesday’s school board meeting, teachers and students pleaded with officials to save music and art programs that individual schools were threatening to cut. Read More
After passing a resolution to issue final layoff notices to more than 300 San Francisco Unified School District employees Tuesday night, all school board President Hydra Mendoza could say was a quiet "I’m sorry."
In all, Mendoza and the district’s Board of Education told 139 teachers, 13 administrators, 120 aides and 34 civil service employees their services would no longer be needed in the 2011-12 school year. Read More
A plan to assign students to middle schools rather than have them chosen by lottery for the start of the 2016-17 school year faces strong parent opposition. Read More