Photojournalist Yesica Prado takes us behind the scenes to tell the stories of  the “vehicularly housed,” people living in cars, vans, RVs and campers. San Francisco spends more than ever on job training, placement subsidies and a slew of supportive services. Issue 25: Spring 2018 Issue 12: Fall 2013 But with uncertain funding and high hidden costs maintaining the program is a challenge. Get distance learning information, plans for in-person learning, and FAQs. Meanwhile, teachers are continuing to receive vaccinations before schools reopen. Issue 21: Spring 2017 - Independent, Nonprofit, in-depth Local News. Issue 13: Summer 2014 Our investigation tries to find out why. Community Clinics Cross Language, Digital Divides to Distribute Vaccine, Advocates Press SF to Fill Supportive Housing Vacancies With People Living on Streets, Volunteers Built, Run Statewide Vaccine Lookup System, Despite Pandemic, New Wave of Court-Ordered Evictions Displacing Poor Tenants, Though Eligible for Vaccine, Some Homelessness Response Workers Turned Away. A year after San Francisco schools moved to remote learning at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school board just approved the plan to get its youngest students back into class. Power Switch: City builds case for pushing out embattled PG&E. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Last school year, a single racial group formed a majority at six out of 10 schools. Thousands of homes in San Francisco are more vulnerable to earthquakes because of delays in mandatory retrofitting. Reporters examined tax records from PTAs and data from the city’s public schools. Issue 10: Spring 2013 The school is one of the first six elementary schools to have been inspected by the department of public … Digital Privacy: Who Surveils Those Who Surveil Us? Includes a take on the “participatory budgeting” trend. The San Francisco Board of Education voted 5-2 late Tuesday evening to switch to a lottery-based system to assign students to Lowell High School, ending more than a century of merit-based admissions, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.. Report on the environmental and logistical challenges of adding thousands of new housing units to transform Treasure Island into an eco-enclave. Issue 6: Spring 2012 Three parents of children in the district told “Civic” how they would like schools to reopen. Issue 26: Winter 2019 Featuring an investigation into Macy’s selling doctored gems without proper labeling. The San Francisco school board has voted to strike the names of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln from the district's institutions, it was … Issue 24: Spring 2018 In a time of fiscal austerity, many city departments ignore audits that could save millions of dollars. Kindergarteners socially distance while preparing to leave their classroom at Stark Elementary School in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 21, 2020. What caused the media meltdown? Officials announced the plan Friday after the district reached a tentative agreement with the teachers union. The San Francisco Unified School District voted this week to rename 44 schools named after controversial public figures, including former Presidents George … Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on … Learn more here. Attempts to alleviate homelessness with subsidized supportive housing are not keeping pace with growing demand. San Francisco public schools remain closed and students are still distance learning. They—like many others in search of alternative shelter—are victims of a decades-long affordable housing crisis affecting the whole region. University of San Francisco is ranked No. (https://www.sfpublicpress.org/). President and CEO Anni Chung joined “Civic” to share how the organization has been vaccinating the seniors it serves. It asks smart questions and takes an investigative approach to the stories people might wish were in the news more often. Issue 22: Summer 2017 See the best high schools in the San Francisco, CA metro area based on ranking, graduation rate, college readiness and other key stats. Under the Healthy San Francisco program — the city’s attempt at local universal health care — quality of the care is great. Remaking Rent Control. We depend on your support. This bayside city offers something for everyone. Issue 9: Winter 2013 Is this effectively boosting employment? San Francisco public schools remain closed and students are still distance learning. IE 11 is not supported. Issue 11: Summer 2013 Under San Francisco’s 10-year-old minimum wage law the city recovered back wages for only a fraction of workers cheated by their bosses while technically the city boasted the highest minimum wage is the nation. those waiting for a room an idea of when they might get off the streets or out of a shelter. “Civic” is a daily interview show that engages listeners with civic life by approaching San Francisco’s inner workings from the standpoint of curious stakeholders — whether they are residents, workers, visitors or otherwise connected to the city. About one-third or 44 of San Francisco’s public schools will be renamed. With inspections by the San Francisco Department of Public Health at Alvarado, Dr. William Cobb, Glen Park, Lawton, John Muir and Sunset elementary schools now completed, the district is … "We stand strong in our efforts to work closely with all of our partners and this is an important step on our path to returning to in-person learning," school board President Gabriela Lopez tweeted. The School Names Advisory Committee met on Zoom to determine whether the name of schools in San Francisco are still relevant or appropriate, and make recommendations to the school board. SF SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO RENAME SCHOOLS Replacing signage at the 44 schools will run a … Immigration: Fighting to Stay. Issue 29: Fall 2019 Issue 15: Fall 2014 No Vacancy for the Homeless. "We continue to work extremely hard to ensure every student and family is receiving the support they need in the method they choose. “Civic” aims to inspire and empower listeners to become involved in making sure their city works for them. According to a survey conducted by public school officials in January, 57 percent of respondents said they would prefer to return to in-person classes while 43 percent said they would prefer distance learning. The average sale price of a home in San Francisco was $1.39M last month, down 2.0% since last year. The average sale price per square foot in San Francisco is $1.01K, down 5.0% since last year. Issue 8: Fall 2012 More than 15,000 San Francisco school children are back in their classrooms at 113 private and parochial schools, and many more are in community hubs for public school students to … Due to COVID-19, all SFUSD school and district buildings are closed to the public. Three parents of children in the district told “Civic” how they would like schools to reopen. From its hilly streets to the sparkling water of the San Francisco … This experiment with solutions journalism paired reporting with the Hack the Housing Crisis conference to explore innovative ideas for keeping rents down and adding more housing while preserving San Francisco’s diverse communities and cultures. Legally in U.S. for years, thousands face deportation. Families will have a choice whether to continue distance learning for their children or send them back into the classroom. Also streaming online 24/7. This makes SFUSD a “single district county.” Regional planners hope to make more of the Bay Area like San Francisco — walkable, BARTable and energy efficient. Youth mental health was a growing concern even before the pandemic, but the isolation of sheltering in place has come with an increase in depression and unhappiness among young people. Issue 4: Fall 2011 San Francisco Public Press KSFP, our low-power community radio station, broadcasts on 102.5 FM from San Francisco’s Sutro Tower 12 hours a day, featuring Public Press reporting and public radio programs. State budget cuts and unsteady leadership have hindered local law enforcement agencies and nonprofits trying to stop human trafficking. School officials hope to gradually allow more students to return to in-person learning throughout April, according to a statement from the San Fransisco Unified School District. 44 Page St. Suite 504, San Francisco, CA 94102 | (415) 495-7377. The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Wednesday, showed off one of the city’s elementary schools that is now ready to reopen, but the Board of … San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students every year. But signs of better coordination are emerging. Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco on March 12, 2020. The Bay Area’s waterfront building frenzy includes at least $21B in housing and commercial construction in low-lying areas that climate scientists say could flood by the end of the century. Despite their aspirations and efforts, San Francisco schools are increasingly segregated. Hear our original interview show “Civic,” community programming and eclectic public radio shows. Ride-Hailing’s Dark Data: Secrecy cloaks rising accident reports. While attention has shifted to mass vaccinations, the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco remain focused on finding therapies to treat COVID-19 and defeat future Coronaviruses. Alan Wang, Joyce Truong and Abigail Ault, who have been active in peer wellness programs, shared their perspectives with “Civic.”. The San Francisco Public Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We continue to work extremely hard to ensure every student and family is receiving the support they need in the method they choose. Half of Bay Area newspaper jobs evaporated in the past decade. But loopholes abound. Issue 1: Summer 2010 The issue also includes stories on obstacles to reviving the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood, and a choose-your-own-adventure graphic on the future of Pier 70 redevelopment. San Francisco's youngest students and those with special needs will return to the classroom next month as Covid-19 rates continue to drop, public school officials said. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco school officials plan to reopen classrooms for some of the youngest students beginning April 12 under … San Francisco is known for an array of attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, Chinatown and cable cars, the Painted Ladies and Fisherman’s Wharf, and so much more. Can tech media startups make up for what’s been lost? Voters, Issue 28: Summer 2019 Issue 5: Winter 2011 On Tuesday, the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education voted to change the names of 42 schools because of alleged associations with slaveholding, colonization or … Issue 23: Fall 2017 Climate Change: Regional efforts are taking aim at limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Self-Help for the Elderly, has stepped in not just with advocacy for improved access to vaccines, but by bringing doctors who can administer vaccines to the seniors who need them at community centers they already visit. Issue 7: Summer 2012 José-Luis Tekun Mejia, Alicia Cruz and Jennifer Sey also expressed concern about the toll that being out of school for nearly a year has been taking on young people and parents alike. Six elementary schools are expected to initially reopen, each with a maximum class size of 22 students, NBC Bay Area reported. Issue 2: Fall 2010 Navigating Homelessness: Which Way Home? 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Six elementary schools … Decorative play icon links to post: High School Students Weigh In on Distance Learning, School Reopening, Decorative play icon links to post: Vaccinations and Hazard Pay Remain Concerns of Grocery Store Union, Decorative play icon links to post: Community Clinics Cross Language, Digital Divides to Distribute Vaccine, Long-Term Care Residents Need Visitation to Thrive, Advocates Say, Building Connections Virtually as Youth ‘Wither Away’ in Pandemic Isolation, SF High School Students Organize Peer Mental Health Support, Parents: School Closures Have Harmed Student Mental Health, Worsened Inequities, Nonprofit Brings COVID-19 Vaccines to Seniors, SF Team Seeks COVID-19 Therapies and Ways to Defeat Future Coronaviruses, High School Students Weigh In on Distance Learning, School Reopening, Vaccinations and Hazard Pay Remain Concerns of Grocery Store Union, Driving Home: Surviving the Housing Crisis. ► Decorative play icon links to post: High School Students Weigh In on Distance Learning, School Reopening, ► Decorative play icon links to post: Vaccinations and Hazard Pay Remain Concerns of Grocery Store Union, ► Decorative play icon links to post: Community Clinics Cross Language, Digital Divides to Distribute Vaccine. San Francisco’s budgeting process is broken. San Francisco is both a city and a county; therefore, SFUSD administers both the school district and the San Francisco County Office of Education (COE). Homes in San Francisco receive 5 offers on average and sell in around 47 days. California’s cap-and-trade market promises major reductions. The San Francisco housing market is somewhat competitive. Click to view any of these 49 available rental units in San Francisco to see photos, reviews, floor plans and verified information about schools, neighborhoods, unit availability and more. The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools after officials deemed them … The return to in-person learning will affect about 13,000 students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The youngest students and those with special needs will be allowed to return to the classroom first, officials said. San Francisco high school students have been reaching out to one another despite schools being closed to offer some support. San Francisco's Abraham Lincoln High School was among those slated for renaming. 148-194 in Best Law Schools and No. Big Ticket Housing Plan faces S.F. Sea Level Rise, Part 2: Wide West On the Waterfront. Issue 18: Winter 2016 On the sidewalk in front of the San Francisco Department of Public Health on Thursday morning, a dozen or so activists stood holding yellow signs reading “Isolation kills, too!” Julie Schneider, the field service coordinator for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, was one of these advocates for residents of facilities like nursing homes, who have been calling for in-person visitation in long-term care to resume promptly. While fundraising helped a small number of elementary schools avoid the worst effects of recent budget cuts, belts continued to tighten at schools with more economically disadvantaged students. Taryn Luna and John Myers. The decision by the San Francisco Board of Education in a 6-1 vote Tuesday night affects one-third of the city's schools and came nearly three … Issue 3: Spring 2011 A report on Muni’s elusive quest for on-time service. Consumer prices, housing: The high cost of living here. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Before this report was published, many landlords and tenants did not know their homes were among those needing upgrades. Reforms could give those waiting for a room an idea of when they might get off the streets or out of a shelter. KSFP LP 102.5 FM Launches. San Francisco's youngest students and those with special needs will return to the classroom next month as Covid-19 rates continue to drop, public school officials said. The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools … Issue 14: Summer 2014 Under the plan, students will remain with their teachers while on campus, and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be followed, including wearing masks inside the classroom and maintaining social distance. “Civic” spoke with Schneider and volunteer ombudsman Richard Correia at the demonstration. Issue 30: Winter 2020 Yalonda M. James / The Chronicle 2020. Issue 16: Winter 2015 The school will no longer require test scores and grades for admissions after board members cited “pervasive systemic racism” at the school that … San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), established in 1851, is the only public school district within the City and County of San Francisco, and the first in the state of California. An investigation into San Francisco’s uneven response to domestic violence exposed holes in the tracking of criminal cases and a declining rate of prosecution for abuse within the home. Alicia Victoria Lozano is a California-based reporter for NBC News focusing on climate change, wildfires and the changing politics of drug laws. For many programs it is hard to say, because the system is so fragmented. ", We stand strong in our efforts to work closely with all of our partners and this is an important step on our path to returning to in-person learning. We have received funding from national and local foundations and thousands of individuals. But “smart growth” is facing resistance from cities, and financial pressure from the cash-strapped state. A generous gift in any amount helps us continue to bring you this service. Issue 17: Summer 2015
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