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The dreaded school letters

March 16, 2007
By Tim Redmond The letters go out today assigning kids to SF public schools, and often there is wailing and gnashing of teeth when parents...

A scary school poll

March 15, 2007
By Tim Redmond Kim Knox at leftinsf has posted the minutes of the Community Advisory Committee looking for a new SF school superintendent. Mostly pretty...

More than clean

Newsom's aggressive "quality of life" push draws a backlash in the Mission District and elsewhere

Kids get Addicted to War

San Francisco's high school students to study a different kind of schoolbook

Jealous!

January 29, 2007
by Amanda Witherell I was in seventh grade when the Gulf War started and I remember watching news coverage of the bombs over Baghdad from...

Pink-paint hate

A bizarre antigay hate crime stuns SF's premier public high school — and the administration tries to keep it quiet

Turning point

Progressives prove that district elections and ranked-choice voting really work

Oh, the fists!

November 14, 2006
by Amanda Witherell Mayor Newsom is getting pummeled left and right. (Actually, they're probably all lefts.) Only one of his three acolytes won the election...

EDITOR’S NOTES

› tredmond@sfbg.com I tell this story to politicians a lot, and I'm telling it again because there's an awful lot of angst at City Hall...

Editor’s Notes

› tredmond@sfbg.com The San Francisco Examiner reported last week that enrollment in the local public schools is down by another 1,000 students this year, which...

East Bay races and measures

Editor's note: The following story has been altered from the original to correct an error. We had originally identified Courtney Ruby as running for...

A full-time school board

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Board of Education oversees a budget of more than $400 million. Its seven members attend regular board and committee meetings,...

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› tredmond@sfbg.com I sat in the second row at McKinley Elementary School’s “junior Olympics” last week, right behind Superintendent Gwen Chan, who is...

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› tredmond@sfbg.com I was in upstate New York last weekend, flying low over farmlands and old industrial cities in one of those bumpy little...

Save John Swett!

OPINION In seeking to close the John Swett Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco's Western Addition, the San Francisco Unified School District...

A selective guide to political events

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 Pro-choice films Join the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and New College as they screen two...

EDITOR’S NOTES

It still boggles my mind: One of the most significant development issues in years came to a head last week at the City Planning...

Bail out the schools – once

January 17, 2006
The San Francisco school-closure process has been about as bad as it possibly could be. Information about the potential closings came late out of...