Jill Tucker knows the rules of tether ball and sort of gets why one might need to solve for X and so she is the k-12 education writer at the SF Chronicle.

Bones found 37 years ago linked to missing Sonoma County girls

sfgate.com — Two sets of bones found in a concrete vault near Willits nearly 37 years ago have been identified as the slain remains of a pair of teenage girls missing from Forestville since 1978, Mendocino County sheriff's officials said.

New system for rating Bay Area schools looks beyond test scores

sfchronicle.com — Test scores tend to reflect a school's demographics, with special education students and English learners as well as black, Hispanic and low-income students typically posting lower scores than white, Asian and wealthier students.

Proposal would make condoms available to S.F. middle schoolers

sfgate.com — Public school nurses and social workers in San Francisco would be allowed to hand out condoms to individual middle school students under a proposal before the district's school board, expanding school-based access to the contraceptive to younger teens and preteens.
Feb 01, 2016

#SanFrancisco means free needles & condoms. Proposal would make condoms available to middle schoolers. sfgate.com/education/arti… via @SFGate

Oakland pledges to fund college for poor

sfgate.com — Oakland will launch a citywide effort Thursday to triple the number of college graduates coming out of public schools, an ambitious and expensive "cradle to career" plan that aims to reverse cycles of poverty and hopelessness by raising expectations that all children can thrive in school.

Oakland Walmart store among 269 set to close

sfgate.com — Walmart will close 269 stores by the end of the month, with the Oakland location among those on the international list, company officials announced Friday. In Oakland, employees and city officials expressed shock, and some speculated that the city's minimum wage law played a part in the decision to shutter the store there.

Parents Say Officials Hid Their Adopted Child's Violent History From Them

sfchronicle.com — A San Rafael couple have filed suit against Marin County, claiming that officials concealed the troubled and violent past of their now-teenage adopted son and that the county has "ruined" their lives.

3 years for Alameda man who claimed mercy in wife’s killing

sfgate.com — When Jerry "JC" Canfield placed a bouquet of roses next to his beloved and ailing wife, Joann, and then shot her in the head in their Alameda home, he knew he'd have to pay a price. [...] Canfield was arrested for murder - and faced the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison.
Jan 14, 2016

He shot his wife in the head, mourned her in jail and waited to see what price he'd pay. sfchronicle.com/crime/article/… via @sfchronicle

Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful

sfchronicle.com — Taking a ninth-grade ethnic studies course boosted the grades, attendance and course completion rates of San Francisco students who started high school with an academic record that indicated future failure, according to a newly released Stanford University study. [...]
Jan 14, 2016

Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Jan 14, 2016

Good news: Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful - San Francisco Chronicle sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…

Marin adoptive parents say county hid boy’s violent past

sfgate.com — A San Rafael couple have filed suit against Marin County, claiming officials concealed the troubled and violent past of their now-teenage adopted son and that the boy has "ruined" their lives. Janet and Simon Boddington accused the county and an adoption worker, Kim Contreras, of committing fraud by failing to disclose that the boy exhibited violent and "bizarre" behavior before they adopted him when he was 8 years old.
Jan 13, 2016

RT @Mullin_Around: A Marin couple claims county officials failed to disclose the troubled and violent past of their adopted son sfg.ly/230idxP

California bill seeks help for kids impacted by trauma

sfgate.com — research showed nearly 80 percent of the children receiving services at 464 elementary schools improved their social skills and behavior in class. Four years ago, though, budget cuts and shifts in education funding pushed the Early Mental Health Intervention program aside.
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Feb 04, 2016

Bones found 37 years ago linked to missing Sonoma County girls sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

Feb 04, 2016

RT @SFBART: Yesterday was 6th busiest day ever. Pls help share space: remove backpacks, give up your seat to those who need it, don’t jam doors #SB50

Feb 03, 2016

It's not just about test scores: "good" school vs. "bad" schools t.co/SBBbPKf8eQ via @sfchronicle

Feb 03, 2016

Students Defy Gender Norms to Protest Clovis Dress Code t.co/Zp4vHrYqVx

Feb 02, 2016

RT @SFPD: #SFPD @CHPSanFrancisco incident in the area of 4th and Bryant. Traffic impacted in area 3rd Street, 4th Street, Brannan St, Bryant St.

Jan 26, 2016

RT @demianbulwa: More evacuations in Pacifica as battered cliffs give way to the roiling sea sfchronicle.com/science/articl… via @pfimrite

Jan 25, 2016

Missouri Professor Who Called for ‘Some Muscle’ at Protest Is Charged nyti.ms/1RJh5uE

Jan 22, 2016

5 dead, 2 others injured in Saskatchewan school shooting sfgate.com/news/education… via @SFGate


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