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September 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

March 03, 2014

'Willful Defiance' Will No Longer Be Cause for Suspension in San Francisco

The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.

February 04, 2013

Arlene Ackerman, Veteran Superintendent, Dies at 66

Ackerman was one of the nation's best-known and longest-serving urban school leaders, serving as superintendent in three major school systems.

January 13, 2013

Smart Cities: San Francisco

The Bay Area is unquestionably the world's leading innovation hub--and that includes learning. Ten years ago it was all about Silicon Valley, but recently Oakland emerged as an edreform hotspot.

August 23, 2012

One Step Forward, One Step Back For Students With Disabilities?

After 13 years, many schools in San Francisco finally comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but in Boston, parents lose in their efforts to press the district to improve the transition between early childhood and preschool education for students with disabilities.

March 09, 2012

Really, Rick?

"I'm Rick Hess, B@*#!" is in full-voice this week, at the level that can be provoked only by a discussion of the American Education Research Association. Now, admittedly, there's a fair amount worth mocking where education research is concerned, and Rick's previous skewerings of hypocrisy, sanctimon...

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