SF schools: Closing the achievement gap

From SPUR:

The achievement gap is the greatest civil rights issue facing the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). A new student assignment system honors choice, provides equitable access to the range of opportunities, and helps reverse the trends of racial isolation and concentrations of underserved students. Come hear from Orla O’Keeffe, special assistant to the superintendent, and Darlene Lim, executive director of the SFUSD Educational Placement Center, about how the new student assignment system works.


Board of Supes Passes Resolution Urging Free Lifeline Youth Passes

A proposal to give thousands of low-income public school students free Muni passes is on its way to the SFMTA Board for approval after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday. It followed a passionate show of support from dozens of speakers at Monday’s City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing. “We need […]

First Bike to School Day in San Francisco a Success

A very happy bike-riding student at Monroe Elementary School in the Excelsior. Flickr photo: Marc Caswell All morning I’ve been asking myself (and some others) why kids riding bicycles to school is a pressworthy event. Don’t kids always ride bikes to school or have we become so car-dependent that even this sancrosanct part of being […]