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Education Reporter — San Francisco Chronicle

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.

District relieved after gaffe - S.F. grad rates went up, not down

sfgate.com — San Francisco school officials couldn't have been happier Monday when they admitted they had made a big mistake. The graduation numbers they submitted to the state earlier this year were way off, they said. But it meant that instead of graduation rates going down, they actually went up from 2013 to 2014.
Aug 03, 2015

District relieved after gaffe — S.F. grad rates went up, not down sfgate.com/education/arti… via @SFGate

‘Mission High,’ by Kristina Rizga

sfgate.com — As an education reporter, I'm often asked whether a particular public school is a good one or bad one. These nervous parents pore over school test scores and worry. This school, they say, isn't in the top 10 percent on standardized tests. It must be a bad school, they conclude.
Aug 03, 2015

Are test scores the be all, end all? This book says no. My review of the new book, "Mission High" -- sfgate.com/books/article/… via @SFGate

Unusual pool of local talent trained to fill gap for tech workers

sfchronicle.com — As the tech economy booms again, there is a large, growing and often unfilled need for a certain kind of specialized worker, one with skills that keep companies running - a person who can fix crashed computers, maintain walls of cybersecurity and perform quality control on new products.

Catholic school teachers close to deal, but ‘morality’ fight goes on

sfgate.com — Teachers at four Catholic high schools emerged from an emotional and drawn-out contract battle this week with a tentative agreement that limits the ability of San Francisco's archdiocese to link their private lives to their job description. Yet amid the gains at the bargaining table, critics feared a morality war ignited by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was not over.
Jul 29, 2015

Catholic school teachers close to deal, but ‘morality’ fight goes on sfgate.com/education/arti… via @SFGate

Jul 30, 2015

Catholic school teachers near deal, but ‘morality’ fight goes on sfchronicle.com/education/arti… via @sfchronicle

Gay history class a first at public S.F. high school

sfgate.com — A new college preparatory course at a San Francisco high school will focus on the gay rights movement, the AIDS crisis, the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, and historic events such as the Stonewall Riot and the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Gay history class a first at public S.F. high school

sfchronicle.com — A new college preparatory course at a San Francisco high school will focus on the gay rights movement, the AIDS crisis, the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, and historic events such as the Stonewall Riot and the legalization of same-sex marriage.

New Placer County fire forces evacuations near Alta

sfgate.com — Firefighters battling a blaze near Lake Berryessa continued to make significant progress, lifting all evacuations and road closures in the area Saturday, officials said. The Wragg Fire, which had charred 6,900 acres in Napa and Solano counties, erupted Wednesday but nearly 2,000 firefighters working rugged terrain brought containment to 47 percent early Saturday morning.

SF teacher asks for a little help and here’s what happened

blog.sfgate.com — After helping, and guiding and singing to San Francisco school kids for 22 years, a beloved teacher needed some help herself. Marisa Martinez wanted to take off the fall semester to be with her 7-year-old daughter Zamora Moon, who was recently diagnosed with a type of brain cancer that no child has ever survived.

California kids’ economic health is ranked near last in U.S.

sfgate.com — California was just one Mississippi away from dead last in a new national ranking of the economic well-being of children, an indicator of poverty and financial instability of families. Despite a reinvigorated economy, millions of California families are still digging out from the 2008 recession, with wages for many failing to keep up with the cost of living, according to the 2015 Kids Count report by the Annie E.

California Leads in Children's Health But Lags in Child Poverty

governing.com — California was just one Mississippi away from dead last in a new national ranking of the economic well-being of children, an indicator of poverty and financial instability of families. Despite a reinvigorated economy, millions of California families are still digging out from the 2008 recession, with wages for many failing to keep up with the cost of living, according to the 2015 Kids Count report by the Annie E.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @GOVERNING: Report: 22% of U.S. children were living in poverty in 2013, up from 18% in 2008 bit.ly/1IhGo3p

Jul 21, 2015

RT @GOVERNING: Report: 22% of U.S. children were living in poverty in 2013, up from 18% in 2008 bit.ly/1IhGo3p

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Aug 03, 2015

District relieved after gaffe — S.F. grad rates went up, not down sfgate.com/education/arti… via @SFGate

Aug 03, 2015

Are test scores the be all, end all? This book says no. My review of the new book, "Mission High" -- sfgate.com/books/article/… via @SFGate

Jul 30, 2015

Judge tentatively rules against Jahi McMath's family in their effort to have dead child declared alive. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

Jul 30, 2015

RT @UESF: Former UESF President Dennis Kelly tapped by AFT to temporarily administer trusteed local in Florida. wesh.com/news/oc-teache…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @RBRYANPARKER: Last push for Castelmont football. Just a few hundred dollars from our original goal and a bit over a thousand... fb.me/7eMd1bTj2

Jul 30, 2015

Catholic school teachers near deal, but ‘morality’ fight goes on sfchronicle.com/education/arti… via @sfchronicle

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