Twelve San Francisco State University students studying in Japan have been asked to return home, and a program that enabled 65 students in the California State University system to study in the country has been suspended until further notice.
“Our first concern is safety of students and those students who are there right now,” said Leo Van Cleve, the director of international programs for state universities. Read More
National School Choice Week kicks off Jan. 23, and California should be leading the country in student-centered, parent-driven reform. In the Golden State, unfortunately, system-centered education prevails, and parents empowered to choose their children’s schools are the exception, not the rule. Read More
San Francisco high school students, many of whom suffer from learning disabilities, will hunt for newspapers and clothing Monday, and maybe they'll find ambition to pursue higher education, too.
Teachers at Gateway High School in San Francisco are taking their incoming freshman class to University of California at Berkeley for the school's fifth annual scavenger hunt and meet and greet on Monday. Read More
High absenteeism in elementary schools has come into focus as the San Francisco Unified School District loses hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in state funding. Read More
In an announcement that likely received cheers from students and jeers from parents, the San Francisco Unified School District has chosen four days next school year in which schools will be shut down to save money.
The district that serves some 55,000 pupils, recently struck a cash-saving deal after contentious negotiations with the teachers union, United Educators of San Francisco, to implement four furlough days during each of the next two school years. Read More
They’re too young to purchase alcohol, but they’re old enough – and certainly skilled enough – to prepare your tax returns.
On Saturday, students at Philip & Sala Burton High School’s Academy of Finance – who happen to be certified by the Internal Revenue Service – are scheduled to prepare tax returns for low-income residents in The City, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Are there any potential Dalys, Mirkarimis or Alioto-Piers among San Francisco high school students? Well, Galileo High School may find out when they mock the Board of Supervisors in a hearing on Monday. Read More
Maxwell Wallace, a 17-year-old Lowell High School senior, was elected by his peers to represent students on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education this year.
Were you surprised your peers picked you? Obviously it’s a great honor, but I think they made the right decision, because I have qualifications. I was an intern with [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi’s office for a summer and I worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Read More
Fewer California high school students in the class of 2008 passed the exit exam than seniors who graduated in 2007 or 2006, according to new data from the California Department of Education.
Since 2006, high school students have been required to pass the California High School Exit Exam to graduate. Read More