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 […]
Learn about what it means to choose enrollment in a public school vs. private or charter. Break down the narrative of “good” vs. “bad” schools.
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 […]
#FLOTUS is in the house! (That’s First Lady of the United States to those of you NOT on Twitter yet!) And she’s talking ’bout COLLEGE!
What better way to spend a beautiful Northern California spring day, than to spend it on a college visit with your children fostering in them the belief that their future is full of possibility!
Can you believe it? In only TEN more days, on August 15th, 2011, SFUSD students will start their first day of school. Based on my experience as a mom and teacher, I’ve put together a list of 5 easy ways families can prepare their child for a successful school year! The countdown for school begins now! […]
San Francisco families of four and five-year olds will be the first to benefit from the district’s new enrollment system. This fall, incoming kindergarten applicants will receive preferential placement if they live within neighborhood school “attendance areas.” Here’s an excerpt from the SFUSD website: ———- SFUSD Application Deadline: “New Elementary Attendance Areas for San Francisco […]
“Choices…Choices…” Colleges come in all different shapes and sizes. When considering the different choices available, students and families should consider a variety of factors including: size, cost, location, student life and program offerings. Below you will find information and examples of various options available to San Francisco students. Postsecondary Options: Local Colleges and Universities There […]