The University of California system regents voted Wednesday to freeze tuition and student fees as long as a tax measure on the November ballot passes.
Otherwise, all bets are off for how to make up a massive funding deficit.
The decision, however, was not made lightly. Regents’ opinions varied, students protested the potential consequences while wearing zombie costumes and Gov. Jerry Brown even stopped by the San Francisco meeting to urge support of his tax measure. Read More
WHAT: Sixty percent of college students are required to take an internship in order to graduate, which is supposed to help them get jobs in a tough economy. Half those internships are unpaid, but the college also charges the students for semester credits. Read More
Vernon Davis may be a bruiser on the football field, but the 49ers tight end has another side — one as soft as the stroke of a paintbrush. Read More
Molly Jo Alaimo stood at the front of the classroom, reviewing a math lesson with her fifth-graders.
“Make sure you line up your place values,” she said, as the children copied an addition problem. “Thumbs up if you have the sum.” Read More
Dozens of protesters are occupying Tolman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus today, and there has been at least one confrontation with a university police officer involving pepper spray, according to police and protest organizers.
The protest began around noon today when hundreds of protesters gathered in Sproul Plaza to protest proposed statewide tuition hikes for the University of California system that could increase tuition by as much at 16 percent per year over four years. Read More
One in four California high school students who took the ACT test last year were not ready for college, according to a report released last week by the company that administers the SAT alternative.Though 23 percent of California students did not meet targets in any of the four subjects, 30 percent measured up in all four. And the state numbers were slightly better than the national figures, but they also were down slightly from California’s 2010 scores. Read More
San Francisco State University is welcoming new students today and Thursday for the start of the new school year.About 7,000 freshmen and transfer students will arrive on campus today to learn about college life, university officials said.More than 30 orientation activities for students and their parents are planned for today and Thursday. Today’s schedule includes moving about 2,000 students into campus housing on Font and Lake Merced boulevards between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Read More
If you haven’t heard, the MLB All-Star Game is not just about the big leaguers anymore. Starting earlier this week and running through Monday, Major League Baseball is hosting the third annual Jr. RBI Classic, consisting of young baseball and softball teams from various inner cities across the country, including a team of disadvantaged boys from San Francisco. Read More
North Korea has shut down its universities until April and sent students to work in factories and farms and on construction projects. The official reason is a big final push to become “a great, prosperous and powerful nation” by 2012, the 100th birthday of founder Kim Il-sung. However, South Asian experts suggest the real reason is to disperse the students, thus reducing the possibility of protests like those sweeping other nations with authoritarian regimes. Read More
Low-income and minority students in San Francisco’s public schools are not narrowing the testing and college preparation gap between themselves and other students, despite efforts by the school district, a new study reports.
When compared with districts statewide, the San Francisco Unified School District received a D for the overall performance of minority students, the report said. Read More