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From left to right: Dolores Terrazas, Children Services Division Director at MNC; Santiago Ruiz, MNC Executive Director; and Michele Rutherford, Deputy Director of the new San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education celebrated MNC's becoming a federal Head Start grantee. Photo by Laura Wenus

Nonprofit Will Expand Head Start in the Mission

  After 40 years of indirect partnership with Head Start, which provides daycare and nutrition services for children of underprivileged families, the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) announced Wednesday that it is now a direct grantee of...
Anas Belloozi from Morocco and Sai Bathal from India practice badminton in the hallway of San Francisco International High School. The high school has no gym so players practice in the hallway or outside in the basketball courts.

SF International Badminton Team Thrives Under Volunteer Coach

Coach Hoa Tran of San Francisco International High School loves the sport of badminton so much that he volunteers his time to work in a school with no gym. “One thing about this school is...
A protesting caroler holds up a sign outside the City College Board of Trustees meeting in December.

Battle to Save City College Divides Teachers and Administration

Over 100 Christmas carolers braved the cold Thursday night to sing outside the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees meeting. The chorus included faculty, staff and students who earlier had lobbied for San...

Giving Thanks: Streetside Stories Helps Students Share Experiences

Tech Tales, a program of Mission District non-profit Streetside Stories, helps students tell the true stories of their lives through art, and improves literacy skills in the process. The organization is tailored to middle schoolers who...
James Lick Middle School.

To Narrow Achievement Gap for Latino Students, Principal Carries on Despite Cuts

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is spotlighting James Lick Middle School, profiling the school’s rising standardized test scores and narrowing achievement gap for Latino students in a recent press release. Lick is nestled...
John O'Connell Principal Mark Alvarado talks with a teacher who stopped into his office earlier this week. Alvarado, a Mission resident and former John O'Connell administrator, returned to the school this fall as principal.

New John O’Connell Principal Aims to Bring Consistency, Create Community School

In the decade that Margot Goldstein has been an 11th-grade U.S. history teacher at John O’Connell High School, she has worked under five different principals. That’s not to mention countless deans and assistant principals who...
Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz discusses the challenges of having a large student body of second language learners. Photo by Marilyn Chase

Mission High Starts New Year in National Spotlight

Mission High School was propelled into the spotlight this week when it was featured in a national magazine article addressing the narrow and incomplete academic picture painted by standardized test scores.