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Today: Mission youth will march toward a college education

Over 500 students and their families are expected to march through the Mission District today to declare their commitment to gaining a college education. The annual March to College will begin at 3 p.m. at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 at 3351 23rd St. From there, the march will snake along Mission Street and down 20th Street to John O’Connell High School at 2355...

Buena Vista Horace Mann school launches auction fundraiser

San Francisco’s first public two-way Spanish immersion school, Buena Vista Horace Mann, is launching a fundraiser today to help keep its programs running. The school has a variety of ways to raise funds for arts education, field trips, tutors, and gardening programs. On Sunday, April 9 at 6 p.m., it is launching an online auction featuring gift cards to a...

St. Charles Borromeo School, a Part of SF Mission History, Will Close

After 129 years in operation in the Mission, St. Charles Borromeo School at 3250 18th St. will suspend operations in June, citing low enrollment and an inability to meet an expensive construction budget for outstanding seismic retrofit work. “There has been a steady declination over the last five years and it’s been really dramatic over the last three years,” said...

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...

SF Mission School Students Talk Gentrification, Immigration Through Poetry

Writing on gentrification, immigration, Pac-Man, and the Virgin Mary, a class of fourth and fifth graders at Sanchez Elementary School recently published a booklet of poetry made after they walked around the Mission District and took in its murals. “I wanted them to be looking at the murals in the Mission because they were such a powerful vehicle for talking...

Students Crowd Muni, Riders Roll With It

(This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom) An eight year-old Latina girl waits after school on a Wednesday afternoon with an older friend at a Muni stop on 18th and Guerrero streets. “I used to ride the school bus when I went to summer camp at the YMCA, but not anymore,” she said. With the San Francisco...

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.