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2014 Media Coverage Archive

12/17/14

Mission High’s Dante Club, 8 years and many successes later

Heather Knight | SF Chronicle
Eight years ago, they were high school students who spent every Saturday morning together trying to gain a foothold in their adopted country by drinking coffee, eating bagels and studying one of literature’s most revered and difficult masterpieces.... Read more

11/26/14

Teens who fled peril for U.S. get 1st Thanksgiving feast in S.F.

Jill Tucker | SF Chronicle
It took 17-year-old Yancarlos Santos Lopez three months to get to America, riding on top of trains, sleeping when and where he could, risking his life to escape an even more dangerous existence in Honduras, where he said gangs either killed boys or recruited them.... Read more

11/26/14

SFUSD, teachers' union agree to pay raise

Lyanne Melendez | ABC Ch. 7
Teachers in San Francisco expect to get a nice gift from the school district for the holidays. The district has agreed to a 12 percent raise over three years. The teacher's union was originally asking for a 20 percent raise... Read more

11/09/14

SF schools continue to rethink the cafeteria, connect students with local food

Laura Dudnick | SF Examiner
Seventh-grade student Alex Luu, 12, surveyed the hot-lunch options before him in the Roosevelt Middle School cafeteria on a recent Wednesday: a hamburger or a bean-and-cheese burrito.... Read more

11/04/14

Volunteer architects, designers help SF students build dreams

Meredith May | SF Chronicle
By day, they are typical high school students. But when 1:30 p.m. rolls around, they are working alongside real architects and designers, helping draw sketches, price out materials and make models of San Francisco’s ever-changing skyline.... Read more

10/29/14

Program takes school gardening to new level: entrepreneurship

Jill Tucker | SF Chronicle
San Francisco teen Carmen Perez straightened the little black plastic containers holding an array of green leafy plants, adjusting the chard and catmint, picking up the peaking violet buds and setting it next to the parsley.... Read more

10/24/14

SF middle school transforms cafeteria experience for students

Lyanne Melendez | ABC Ch. 7
One San Francisco school is changing the cafeteria experience and how kids think about food. The cafeteria at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco was just another place to eat, but now it offers students endless possibilities.... Read more

10/24/14

The next big thing in San Francisco - great public schools

Sylvia Yee | SF Chronicle
From the Gold Rush days, San Francisco has been a city of entrepreneurs and innovation. It is home to some of the world’s finest cultural institutions and most savvy and creative businesses. At the same time, income inequality is growing faster in our city than in any other city in the country — more than 60 percent of our public school students come from low-income families, and this percentage is increasing.... Read more

10/21/14

S.F. teachers share their insights on Common Core

Jill Tucker | SF Chronicle
The new Common Core way of teaching has been challenging, interesting, stressful and fun, San Francisco teachers told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during a two-day tour of city schools this week.... Read more

10/21/14

SFUSD is ready to be a digital district but it needs money

Laura Dudnick | SF Examiner
Last school year, Grey Todd, a math and sciences teacher at Presidio Middle School, finally had enough computers in his classroom for each student. However, after spending nearly a decade gradually adding the machines, they were outdated.... Read more

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