Education

5:12pm

Tue April 9, 2013
Education

Funding technology curriculum in schools

Dan Barbus http://www.flickr.com/photos/utnapistim/73429019/

School districts are increasingly teaching technology as part of their regular curriculum, but the high cost of computers and tablets can hinder that effort. Last year, the federal government pitched in to help some schools out. Hundreds of school districts participated in the Race to the Top program, which is awarding major technology education funding to three school districts in California. One is in the Bay Area, Haven Unified, which serves Union City, in Alameda County.

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4:32pm

Tue April 9, 2013
Education

Teaching young people to be smart about social media

Once upon a time, the anonymous Internet predator was every parent's nightmare. Now they worry about enemies closer to home: the bully who doesn’t leave his taunts in the hallways or the college admissions officer using Facebook as a character reference. 

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12:34pm

Wed April 3, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Calling out students with mental illness won't make schools safer

Courtesy of Flickr user Conspirator

Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear.

After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza, killed 20 children and six staff, lawmakers scrambled to respond to the public’s fear that schools aren’t safe enough. Some states and policymakers began proposing policy changes that addressed people who suffer from mental illness, because an investigation into the Lanza’s mental health history revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Sensory Integration Disorder (SID).

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4:29pm

Mon April 1, 2013
Education

The city by the Bay (without kids)

Dolores Park in San Francisco with no child to be found.
Flikr user Jeff Croft

 

The number of children in the city of San Francisco is dwindling. Back in the 1960s, kids made up a full quarter of the population. The latest census numbers showed the city was made up by only 13.4 percent of them. But now, after a concerted effort by City Hall, there’s been a dramatic change.

A note for our readers: the following story is of an adult nature.

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3:12pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Education

Contribute to San Francisco's future: Host a student intern

SFUSD SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2014

For information about this program, please contact Darlene Cardenas at 415-379-7769 or cardenasd@sfusd.edu

Hosting an intern is one of the single most important ways a business or individual can support students as they become young adults.  Providing perspective and guidance to a young person as they navigate to adulthood changes lives in addition to building brand recognition and improving the workforce of San Francisco. 

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