January 8, 2000 | ,
The Board of Education told a federal judge Friday that it will abandon the effort to use race as a factor in assigning students to city schools, even though district officials say a race-neutral plan will resegregate some schools. "The plan omits racial and ethnic guidelines and racial and ethnic priorities for African American and Latino students," said San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Elaine Koury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 |
With soft drink vending machines and fast-food logos sprouting in school hallways, cafeterias and sports arenas, one district has taken an unusual stand against galloping commercialism. Declaring that San Francisco's schoolchildren are not "for sale," the city's school board last month approved a policy to limit commercial advertising and paid endorsements in the city's public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1998
A group of parents at Sherman Oaks Elementary School has raised important questions about the use of pesticides on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses. The parents were understandably shaken when some of their children fell ill following a poorly timed outdoor spraying on campus earlier this year intended to kill weeds.
May 23, 1998 |
A San Francisco judge ruled Friday that the state cannot force 6,000 immigrant students there to participate in a statewide test of reading, math and other skills. The decision by Superior Court Judge David Garcia is a major victory for the San Francisco Unified School District, which had refused to abide by the rules of the state's new STAR test, given for the first time this spring. Garcia's one-sentence order did not explain his reasoning. A spokesman for Gov.
May 13, 1998 |
The priciest vacant lot in San Francisco, a weedy acre with a Pacific Heights address and a view of the Golden Gate, had a new owner Tuesday. The winner of a high-stakes real estate auction was developer Mitch Menaged, who paid $13.65 million for the 1.1-acre former school site sitting within a block of the homes of the most famous names in San Francisco, including Getty. "It's probably the single remaining best site in one of the best cities in the world," Menaged said.
April 3, 1998 |
The state sued San Francisco's public school district Thursday for its refusal to administer California's new standardized achievement test to students with limited English skills. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, represents the toughest move yet by State Supt. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin in demanding that California schools comply with a state requirement that all students in grades 2 through 11 take the test.