For several months now, parents, community members, and labor leaders in San Francisco have been pushing back on a billionaire-backed “astroturfing” organization that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walton Family Foundation (think Walmart) and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (think Schwab, Goldman Sachs, etc.) to “organize” and “innovate” public education in the […]
Even “good” charters come at a cost to our public education system. Last week, In the Public Interest, a research and policy center promoting the democratic control of public goods and services, released a report that measures how much charter schools are costing three California school districts. That might sound regional and hyper specific, but […]
Let’s Pass Prop G this June! This year Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2018… That’s THIS WEEK! Each year I write about ways to celebrate our amazing teachers, para-educators, nurses, social workers and other wonderful educators. My girls and I have done so many fun teacher appreciation projects in the past several years. With […]
Have I Mentioned I’m Running for School Board? As if I didn’t have enough projects already… Anyone who knows me personally knows this year has been a doozy. Last year at this time I had just helped my dad, who had Parkinson’s and advanced Alzheimer’s, move into a Board and Care home. My mother and […]
You are probably already working with a morning routine. I created one last year, when my girls were in Pre-K. This year, though, I’ve asked my daughters to get involved in creating a written Morning Schedule.
You’re never to young for social justice. I’m sharing these resources with my girls as we prepare to participate in upcoming political actions this week.
It’s important for parents to communicate with teachers about our high expectations for our children’s schooling. Below is my list of expectations for all my child’s teachers.
This is a blog for parents and educators to share information, about how to support our children in SF Public Schools. As an involved parent, I am interested in moving “beyond the bake sale”, to support our academic success for all children. By becoming informed and asking questions we can create public schools of the highest quality — I encourage you to join in on the conversation! [Click the heading to learn more.]
MORE Teacher Thank-You Card Printables to help you celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!
Professional Development and Community Resources A list of free/low-cost professional development opportunities for schools interested in expanding their capacity in this work. Social Justice Professional Development Support for Bay Area Schools: SF-CESS (San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools) http://sfcess.org/ Offers professional development for teachers and administrators via iGroups, “individual inquiry group”, made up of […]