Photo by Pete Souza, White House website

Convention Center is a Full House for Obama

Photo by Pete Souza, White House website Published by: CBS News Wire and TCU Daily Skiff on 02/29/2008 “Fort Worth, si se puede,” Illinois Sen. Barack Obama chanted Thursday at his rally in the Fort Worth Convention Center. Supporters chimed in, chanting, “Yes we can” in Spanish. The capacity crowd’s voices echoed throughout Cowtown at Obama’s …

InClass: Questions, Preguntas and More Questions

What are we doing when we ask good questions? Published by: Mission Local on 11/09/2010 En Español Thursday, October 28, 2010 8 a.m. The 19 third graders in Pat Frank’s class rush to their desks and take out their spelling pre-test booklets. They settle down and begin. “Dinero, joyas, propiedades…” she says. “Wealth,” they say …

InClass: Giants, Cursive and a Word Hunt

“Do we have any detectives in here?” Gillian Bowley asks her third-grade class. Published by: Mission Local on 10/26/2010 En Español Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:55 a.m. Principal Hoshino claps twice to get the school’s attention in the middle of the Moscone courtyard. The students mimic her clap pattern. Hoshino reminds the children about the …

InClass: Asian Art Museum

A look into Pat Frank’s third-grade language arts class at Moscone Elementary School. Published by: Mission Local on 10/13/2010 Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8 a.m. Pat Frank’s third-grade class hurriedly files in to Room 206. As she takes attendance, students put their backpacks away and find a pink booklet labeled “Spelling Pretests.” “Presente,” a girl …

Everett Honors Beloved School Teacher

Everett Middle School honors beloved language arts teacher at memorial luncheon today. Published by: Mission Local on 09/03/2010 En Español Words of thanks and love are written on a bulletin board that hangs outside room 225 at Everett Middle School. The messages are for Cassandra Roberts, beloved language arts teacher for more than 20 years, …

SF Superintendent Wants to Stall Feeder School Plan

A controversial plan some Mission District middle schools favored, might be delayed. Published by: Mission Local on 09/15/2010 School Superintendent Carlos Garcia recommended Monday night postponing plans to direct elementary school students to specific middle schools. A final decision will be made at the end of the month. In the meantime, a series of surveys …

Mission Schools Prepare for Whooping Cough

With the school year starting, school administrators are working closely with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to prevent an outbreak of whooping cough. Published by: Mission Local on 09/03/2010 En Español California’s largest outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years has school administrators working on protocols — when to send or keep students …

Teachers Petition Against Drop in Funding At Moscone Elementary

Moscone’s budget is $47,000 less than last year, and teachers say they won’t stop until they get the funding they need. Published by: Mission Local on 09/21/2010 En Español Teachers and parents at Moscone Elementary School are rallying in opposition to the school’s budget, which is $47,000 less this year than last because fewer students are …

The Bare Bones of the Student Assignment System

The School Board approved the student assignment system at Tuesday’s meeting.  Here is what you need to know. Published by: Mission Local on 09/29/2012 En Español At its meeting on Tuesday night, the San Francisco Board of Education approved the design for new attendance areas for elementary schools and extended the implementation of elementary-to-middle school feeder …

1,200 Savings Accounts Opened for SF Kindergartners

A study shows that students with a savings account are seven times more likely to attend college, regardless of the amount saved. Published by: Mission Local on 11/23/2010 This year, every kindergartner from Cesar Chavez Elementary School and 18 other participating schools in San Francisco will have a college savings account in their name. Mayor Gavin …