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Live Radio “Philosophy Talk” Comes to Stage Werx Today

Radio, music and critical thinking come live to Stage Werx today, Sunday, June 5 as the radio program Philosophy Talk, “the program that questions everything…except your intelligence,” hosts two live sessions at the theater. We had the opportunity to quiz host Ken Taylor about doing live shows and what’s in store for today. ML: You’re returning to the Mission with this...
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SF Mission Graduates Receive Surprise Scholarship Through Community Fundraiser

Four graduating seniors at John O’Connell High School were surprised to find out during their May 25 graduation ceremony that they had been chosen as the recipients of a scholarship totaling $10,000. The money came from local business and community institutions and was part of a fundraising effort on behalf of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, a citywide community partnership that supports children and...
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Elementary Students March for College Awareness

An estimated 400 students ranging from 3rd to 5th grade, accompanied by some 100 parents and members of the Mission Graduates program, gathered in the schoolyard at Buena Vista Horace Mann  Thursday at 3 p.m. to  celebrate Mission youth going to college.  Other schools joining in the march included Everett, Flynn, Cesar Chavez, James Lick, and several others. Gerber Marquez, a manager...
Protesters demanding fair wages gather at San Francisco City College's Mission Campus in strike on April 27. Photo by Laura Waxmann

City College Students, Faculty Demand Fair Wages in Day-Long Strike

Some 25 teachers and students gathered on Wednesday morning at the Mission District Campus of City College to denounce unfair labor practices at the community college stemming from low wages paid to teachers. The chants of students and faculty members could be heard down the block from the Valencia Street campus, as protesters attempted to enter the campus but found...
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Bugs, Insects, and More at the Randall Museum This Weekend

Kids and adults alike are invited to the Randall Museum’s temporary location at the Mission Arts Center on Treat Street to get up close and personal with the world of bugs. The free event features live music, crafts, food and more – including, of course, getting up close and personal with a variety of bugs. Those who attend will also learn about...
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Supervisors Approve Teacher Protections, All-Gender Restrooms, Homelessness Crisis Declaration

The Board of Supervisors passed three pieces of legislation — two of them unanimously — on Tuesday, all three of which were introduced by Supervisor David Campos. Supervisors restricted no-fault evictions of teachers and students during the school year, approved gender-neutral public bathrooms, and declared a homeless shelter crisis city-wide. Though the items will come up for a final vote...
Grok the Raven. Photo courtesy of the Randall Museum

SF’s Randall Museum Mourns Death of Two Ravens

The largest birdcage at the Randall museum held just two birds as of last week: a yellow-billed magpie with a broken wing, and another bird, a smallish crow, that hopped nervously from the dried eucalyptus branch at the top of the cage to the floor and back again. Both birds seemed bereft, and the cage felt empty of avian life. Usually...
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School Eyes Commercial Space at Vida Building

A private elementary school is eyeing one of the vacant commercial spaces below the Vida apartment complex on Mission Street near 22nd Street as a potential location for its expansion into middle school. Alta Vista School, a nonprofit private school, will have a public pre-application meeting on April 7 to get community feedback before it applies for a change of...
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SF Students Get Leadership Education from the Great Outdoors

Sometimes what it takes to get kids to learn abstract skills is to send them outdoors – at least that’s what San Francisco educators are finding as they send their students on trips through Outward Bound, an organization dedicated to getting kids outdoors. For many city kids, suddenly up and leaving on a five-day backpacking trip is no joke. Josh...
A design proposal for the cinema school, courtesy of Leonardo Zylberberg

Engineers Plan Cinema School for CCSF in Tower Theater

A structural engineering company with a series of Mission projects under its belt is making plans to create a cinema school inside the abandoned Tower Theater on Mission Street, and then donate the newly constructed school to the City College of San Francisco. Rodrigo Santos, co-founder of Santos & Urrutia, says he is undertaking the roughly $12-14 million project purely...
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Facebook Grant Upgrades Technology Lab For Everett Middle School Parents

A new computer lab created to help parents of Everett Middle School students become tech-savvy was unveiled on Monday. Equipped with five desktop computers, high speed internet access, the lab will offer workshops and classes. The lab is funded by Facebook and the League of United Latin America Citizens, a national group that works to empower Latinos socially, economically, and technologically. The group...
Student's participating in a five-week free coding course hosted at Mission Economic Development Agency on 19th and Mission Streets. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Students Hack into Tech with Mission Coding Course

As the San Francisco Unified School District works to implement a mandated computer science curriculum into classrooms citywide, local organizations are looking to address what they say is a serious shortcoming in the city’s classroom-to-career pipeline for tech. Trends in the tech industry indicate that some 1.4 million computing jobs will become available by 2020, yet less than six percent...
DIstrict 9 Supervisor David Campos stands with the family of Rosario Anaya on January 27, 2016 at City Hall. The education activist died in August, and was honored at the NEN Awards. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Educator Honored with Posthumous Award

Rosario Anaya, the former executive director of the Mission Language and Vocational School at 2929 19th Street, was honored on Wednesday night with an induction into the Neighborhood Empowerment Network Hall of Fame,  an organization that supports residents, organizations, and government agencies in building resilient communities. Anaya died of lung cancer on August 5, 2015 at age 70, and had worked at the vocational...
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SF Education Nonprofit Prepares for Displacement

An educational nonprofit, the Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, known as SMART,  that connects low-income youth to educational opportunities has joined a string of nonprofits being displaced. SMART is slated to leave its location at 1663  Mission St. next July and is unclear where it will end up.  “This is a citywide issue,” said Ben Buis, director of operations at SMART....