School officials want to encourage contractors to hire local workers under a resolution the Board of Education is expected to discuss in the coming weeks.
Although the San Francisco Unified School District currently encourages the practice, the resolution would firmly state the goals of the district: supporting the local workforce. Read More
Matthew Haney will join three incumbents on the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education after coming out on top in Tuesday’s election.
Twelve candidates vied for four open spots on the board, which oversees the operations and policy decisions of 50,000 students in The City’s lone school district. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District has a lot riding on Tuesday’s election.
The district, along with every other education body in the state, will be closely watching how two tax increase measures fare. If they pass, the SFUSD can operate as usual without having to make additional cuts. But if propositions 30 and 38 fail, the district will face drastic budget reductions. Read More
Although San Francisco’s summer jobs initiative failed to create all 2,500 of the desired private-sector positions, it surpassed Mayor Ed Lee’s overall goal of 5,000 jobs by placing more youths in positions with city government. Read More
In 2010, students at three underperforming middle schools sued the Los Angeles Unified School District on the grounds that seniority-based teacher layoffs unfairly impact poor schools. This is because difficult schools tend to be staffed by newer teachers, what with more senior teachers choosing high-performing schools. Read More
With three seats open on the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education, 12 people are hoping to fill one of those spots, including all three incumbents.
Sandra Lee Fewer, Rachel Norton and Jill Wynns are all hoping to serve another four years on the board that oversees the administrative and policy operations of The City’s 55,000-student public school district. The top three vote-getters will each serve four-year terms. Read More
Students and residents around San Francisco State University will have more recreational space once a newly purchased property is converted to grassland before ultimately becoming classrooms for the clinical sciences. Read More
Money earmarked for programs in San Francisco schools — including physical education, art and music — will be diverted to the district’s general fund to allow the district to maintain financial reserves required by law.
The school board voted Tuesday night to divert $16 million out of $62 million in state funds earmarked for specific education programs. The vote was a required step before the board can approve a 2012-13 school-year budget. Read More
Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco public schools maintained or improved their state rankings, but the rest lost ground, according to data released by the California Department of Education on Thursday. Read More
The article alleging racial bias in student discipline assumes that because black and Hispanic students are being suspended from school more frequently than Asian and Caucasian students, the cause “must” be racism (“Taking prejudice out of punishment,” Sunday). Read More