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No News, Not Good News for John O’Connell Parents

By ALLISON DAVIS Parents lined up outside of Room 201, awaiting the news with the gravity of a patient awaiting a medical diagnosis. As they exited after receiving updates on their child’s grades, attendance and behavior after the first few weeks at John O’Connell High, it was clear that the results were mixed. Some, with silent children in tow, kept...

Increasing Diversity Continues to Confound School Board

The mountains loom large over the San Francisco Board of Education’s attempt to increase diversity in schools across the city and reverse a widening racial disparity in achievement. While many urban areas have struggled to address segregation and poor test performance among black and Hispanic students from low-income families, San Francisco faces a fairly unique geographical challenge.

Ecstasy at the Gates

En Español CAFE LA BOHEME 6 A.M.  Good Morning Mission District!  It’s a surprisingly brisk 54° F, overcast and expected to be pretty much the same until later this evening. Big Week March is blowing in like a lion.  Today the March Against Muni starts at 5 P.M. at Powell and Market.  On Wednesday, the first public meeting regarding the...