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.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Richard Carranza will introduce a proposal that urges school district employees to treat special-education students like general-education students who need additional services. Read More
If City College of San Francisco were to lose its accreditation and close, seven surrounding colleges would be notified in order to ensure all of the current students could transfer and complete their education, according to a new report released by the college. Read More
With an additional $10 million from the state, the University of California system announced Wednesday that it is looking to increase online course offerings to bridge a gap in enrollment.
The UC Board of Regents said it hopes to increase access to a quality education by offering more online core courses to undergraduate students.
“It’s no secret that the University of California has hit a wall with traditional methods,” President Mark Yudof said Wednesday. “The finances no longer exist to support the old model of instruction.” Read More
This year’s severe flu is hitting the country hard, causing local medical experts to warn people to take extra care to prevent the spread of the virus.
California’s Department of Public Health said in a statement last week that there’s an “accelerated increase in flu activity” and it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Read More
It’s been almost 10 years in the making, but by sometime early this year the West Harbor Marina near Marina Green is expected to have new docks, more boat slips and much-needed sand removal.
But while there is consensus on the need for upgrades, not all boaters agree with the plans or the new configuration.
Howard Strassner, who owns a 20-foot sailboat, said he worries that small boaters will be pushed out because the new docks range from 25 to 90 feet. Read More
When Lucinda Morgan was homeless and out of a job, she turned to The City for help. The 51-year-old was placed in the Mary Elizabeth Inn, a safe home for women, nearly four years ago — and she hasn’t looked back since.
Morgan is now training to be a medical administrative assistant after spending most of her career in a law office.
She’s only been able to make the switch with the help of the programs and job training she received through Mary Elizabeth. Read More
With only two months left until City College of San Francisco must present a report integral to its survival, officials are worried the college will miss the deadline.
College officials are hoping that an accreditation body will grant them extra time to comply with 14 recommendations necessary to keep their accreditation.
City College was sanctioned in July by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The commission found numerous violations, and college officials must make drastic changes or lose accreditation. Read More
California school officials want to move away from multiple-choice testing and into a format that better rewards critical thinking and problem solving.
The digitally based assessment would not be ready until the 2013-14 school year, but state education officials are in the process of creating it and prepping districts and teachers for the switch. Read More
Rafael Mandelman knows how important City College of San Francisco is to the community and hopes to do his part to keep it operating and providing essential services to The City.Mandelman joins the seven-member board amid a financial crisis and while the school works to change much of the way it operates in order to keep its accreditation. Mandelman — along with re-elected incumbents Chris Jackson, Steve Ngo and Natalie Berg — were sworn in to the board of trustees Monday. Read More
An empty oil tanker struck a Bay Bridge tower Monday morning, causing minimal damage to both the span and vessel, according to responding agencies.The Overseas Reymar sideswiped a tower on the west side of the bridge about 11:20 a.m., said San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Though there were no immediate signs of oil leaking into the Bay, the Fire Department, Coast Guard and Caltrans continued to inspect both the bridge and the tanker for most of Monday afternoon. Read More
Animal advocate groups believe Charlie’s owner is irresponsible and should give up custody in order to spare the American Staffordshire terrier from his death sentence.
Richard Rosenthal, legal counsel for The Lexus Project, a nonprofit aimed at protecting animals and not owners, spoke with KGO radio’s Tim Montemayor on Sunday about Charlie and his owner, David Gizzarelli. Read More
As it embraces reforms to avoid losing its accreditation, City College of San Francisco is getting a more clearly defined administrative structure aimed at eliminating redundant jobs and saving money.
Starting in July, the school’s 61 departments will be grouped together under eight schools, each supervised by a single dean. Meanwhile, an unspecified number of faculty members will lose their titles as department chairs. Read More
Chris Jackson will officially be sworn in to another term on City College of San Francisco’s board of trustees Monday after filing the late paperwork he was missing. Read More
The fate of Charlie — the American Staffordshire terrier on death row for attacking a police horse five months ago — has been extended until Jan. 11, when a U.S. District Court will take up the case.
Meanwhile, the City Attorney’s Office offered to have Charlie transferred to a rescue organization so long as his owner gives up custody.
After 40 years of offering recycling services to the communities surrounding Golden Gate Park, the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council’s recycling center and plant nursery officially closed Sunday.
The site is expected to become a community garden, which has been a goal of the Recreation and Park Department for nearly 10 years. Read More