High School Confidential
Despite promises and deadlines, the S.F. school district still hasn't driven a stake through the heart of its disastrous PeopleSoft financial program
New school superintendent Arlene Ackerman has fostered educational excellence -- and ignited political firestorms. Her first major initiative? A significant shift in funding, from wealthier to poorer schools, being planned behind closed doors.
PeopleSoft software has forced a Delaware manufacturer to cut paychecks to Mickey Mouse and let failing Wisconsin college students evade expulsion. Guess what software the San Francisco school district owns?
School leaders snub supervisors, refuse to show at parleys
Late reports prompt state to hold S.F. school district head's pay
For consultants, the S.F. school district ATM is wide open
Superintendent Bill Rojas is pushing a simple solution for troubled schools: Get rid of everybody.