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6 Charged With Embezzling MILLIONS From Schools

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Six current and former San Francisco school district employees were charged Tuesday with embezzling about $15 million in grant m...

Who Will Educate Our State?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

If Californians were better informed about Propositions 30 and 38, we would know that you can (and should) in fact vote yes on both. I asked Crystal Brown, the founder of Educate Our State to boil the propositions down for me.

PHOTOS: Art Giant Launches Major Campaign For Two SF Schools

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco

With funding cuts and desperate pleas for tax increases, art programs aren't always on the front burner at California schools. But one art dealing gia...

San Francisco Students Playing Hooky For Giants Parade Cost Schools Nearly $160,000

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

San Francisco schools are paying a hefty price for last week's Giants World Series parade. Among the tens of thousands who showed up to honor the W...

'Flex Model' Education Builds Student Independence Through Flexibility, Support

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Katie Ash | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

San Francisco and Morgan Hill, Calif. -- Connor Kearns did not expect to spend his junior year thinking about college. "In 7th grade, I thought I mig...

Parents And Teachers Protest Administrator Bullying, Teacher Dismissals At San Francisco Middle School

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

A group of about 30 parents and teachers organized by the United Educators of San Francisco teachers union gathered outside Martin Luther King Jr. Aca...

San Francisco Teachers Approve Upcoming Strike By Overwhelming Majority

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.11.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco teachers voted to approve a strike by 97 percent at a United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) General Membership meeting on Thursday ni...

Flex Schools Personalize, Enhance and Accelerate Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Students spend 20 to 50 percent of their time online. The Bay Area's Rocketship Education is a high-performing elementary network where students spend two hours per day in a computer lab. KIPP Empower in Los Angeles has classroom centers that students rotate through.

New Film Takes A Look Inside The Teaching Profession

| Nínive Calegari | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Nínive Calegari, producer of documentary "American Teacher," writes. T...

Americans Have Near-Record Low Confidence In U.S. Public Schools, Gallup Study Shows

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of the U.S. public school system, revealing near-record low confidence in schools. According results ...

Given The Chance, Few Failing And Low-Performing Schools Shut Down

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- Over the last decade, San Francisco's Willie Brown Jr. College Preparatory Academy has seen enrollment plummet and student performanc...

Calif. School Named After Racist Governor Gets New Title

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, a San Francisco preschool in an underserved, predominantly black neighborhood bore the name of Peter Burnett, Calif...

While San Francisco Schools Tighten Their Budgets, School Board Spending Increases

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Earlier this year, San Francisco schools were forced to come up with a plan to cut $113 million in funding over the next two years. The drastic cuts ...