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Tech in schools

SFUSD is slowly but steadily working to bring more technology into the classrooms

Stand up for the little guy

OPINION Last week, my partner and I journeyed early one morning to Sacramento to sign documents at the Secretary of State. We did this...


Happy Father's Day! Be good to your dad (assuming he's alive/you know who he is) and enjoy your kids (assuming you have any/know who...

Editor’s notes

Dear newly arrived tech population -- with privilege comes responsibility

Everybody likes Jerry; now what?

February 21, 2013
For the first time in many years, Californians seem to like their governor. Jerry Brown's approval rating is now above 50 percent; actually, it's...

Could we really fix Prop. 13?

December 6, 2012
Is it really possible? Could California be on the path to repair the damage of Prop. 13? Would Jerry go along?You wouldn't think so...

Free Muni for youth a rare progressive victory

December 5, 2012
The left isn't winning all that much these days, but Sup. David Campos had a huge victory with the passage of a plan to...

Vote yes on fresh school meals

When we deny kids nutrition, we deny them a future

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda

Economic cleansing, part two

Don't let realtors' cash determine the future of San Francisco

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco races

Rizzo and Selby for D5 supervisor. Our top choice in D1 is Eric Mar

The rich, the poor and the state of SF

September 20, 2012
The latest Forbes 400 is out, the list of the richest Americans, and a record number (according to my annual record-keeping) now live in...

Endorsement interviews: Jill Wynns for School Board

September 10, 2012
Jill Wynns has been on the San Francisco school board for 20 years. She knows the system inside and out -- and these days,...

Endorsement interviews: London Breed for D5 supervisor

September 10, 2012
District 5 candidate London Breed has an amazing life story. She grew up in the Western Addition projects, living with her grandmother at a...

Endorsement interviews: Norman Yee for D. 7 supervisor

September 7, 2012
Norman Yee, president of the School Board, is running in the tighly contested race for District 7, one of the most conservative districts in...

Money for SF’s public schools

Back to class, back to the unfair struggle to educate our kids


August 21, 2012
EDITORIAL The first day of public school in San Francisco is also the opening of fund-raising season for thousands of parents, who spend a...

Guardian Voices: My San Francisco

July 11, 2012
I’ve spent the last 12 years learning to love and sometimes hate San Francisco, and I’ve made it my home. A few months after...

Oakland families protest Oakland School Police killings and school closures

The Oakland School Police Department was the target of a protest today, as more than 100 marched to the department’s headquarters. The small department...

Sit-in at Lakeview elementary raided, free classes continue, rally at 5pm

This post has been updatedA sit-in at Oakland’s Lakeview Elementary School ended early this morning as police from the Oakland School Police force entered...

Lakeview sit-in supporters protest school board meeting

June 28, 2012
Supporters of a sit-in at Lakeview elementary school and others protesting cuts from the Oakland Board of Education protested at the board’s meeting June...

The cost of shorter school days

June 26, 2012
Everyone agrees that Jerry Brown is taking a huge gamble, putting big automatic education cuts in his budget in the hope that he'll convince...

Make it better now

QUEER ISSUE: The queer youth of LYRIC build community and fight discrimination without waiting for the adults

Mayor Lee’s priorities are wrong

Our schools face the worst budget cuts ever.