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.
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
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.
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.
June 18, 2000 |
In an extraordinary move to stem a teacher exodus and help ensure that educators can afford to live in the community in which they work, San Francisco will become the first public school district in the nation to offer teachers rent-subsidized public housing. And in another nationwide first, the program is being backed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will guarantee project bank loans and offer mortgage insurance.
February 29, 1996 |
Addressing an unusual controversy over racial preferences, the San Francisco Board of Education revamped the admissions policy at its premier academic high school to eliminate a requirement that held Chinese American students to a higher standard than whites and other racial and ethnic groups.