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2012 Media Coverage Archive


School Test Scores Rise Around San Francisco

Andrea Koskey | San Francisco Examiner
Principal Sheila Sammon and her staff and students at Paul Revere Elementary School have something to celebrate. The K-8 school in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood made the largest gain among The City’s elementary schools in the Academic Performance Index to put them within reach of the state’s performance target for the first time in its history.... Read more


High Schoolers Dig into SF History

Jill Tucker | San Francisco Chronicle
A dozen San Francisco high school students huddled in the dripping fog, where a patch of dirt was a history classroom Friday as they uncovered their city's past buried under the lawn at Sutro Heights Park.... Read more


Two-Day Anti-Bullying Summit Kicks Off in San Francisco

Lyanne Melendez | ABC 7 News
A two-day anti-bullying summit kicked off Thursday in San Francisco and organizers say the goal is to provide a safer environment in schools. ABC7 News anchor Cheryl Jennings is moderating the event where thousands of students have taken a pledge to stop bullying. The San Francisco School District decided it was important to take some students out of class Thursday to show them a movie, so they bused about 3,000 middle and high school kids to four different theaters. The goal is to change the culture and make kids understand that bullying is not acceptable.... Read more


School Bullies Beware: San Francisco Won't Tolerate that Behavior

Jill Tucker | San Francisco Chronicle
Documentary film director Lee Hirsch huddled in the darkness of San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre as hundreds of city middle and high school students watched his movie, “Bully,” Thursday morning.... Read more


Superintendent Richard Carranza on the Classroom, Why Money Matters and Finding Inspiration in SF

Carly Schwartz | Huffington Post
After serving as San Francisco's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice, Carranza assumed the role as the district's head honcho this past July. Since he began working on behalf of San Francisco schools, Carranza has made closing the city's "achievement gap" -- providing all the district's students with equal access to quality education -- his top priority.... Read more


Restorative Practices

Amy Merickel | KQED
When my daughter started Kindergarten, I volunteered as a recess monitor. In between the peals of laughter, I noticed something that bugged me. Students who cut in line, grabbed a ball out of turn or caused other trouble were getting benched. Some of them were being cast as "troublemakers."... Read more


SF Test Scores Rise After Funding Boost

Jill Tucker | San Francisco Chronicle
With new standardized test scores in hand Friday, San Francisco school officials answered a question long debated in the world of education: Does more money make a difference?... Read more


San Francisco School Offers Anti-Bullying Class

Jeffrey Schaub | KCBS
Nobody likes a bully, least of all the one being bullied. And, because nobody knows this better than kids, why not teach kids to put bullies in their place?... Read more


Class Action: New San Francisco Superintendent Richard Carranza

NBC Bay Area
Carranza talks about taking the helm after the retirement of previous superintendent Carlos Garcia.... Read more


More High School Students Passing Exit Exam

Jill Tucker | San Francisco Chronicle
The vast majority of the class of 2012 - 95 percent of the state's 450,000 seniors - passed the California High School Exit Exam by graduation day, an all-time-high pass rate, according to results released Wednesday.... Read more

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