SpecialKRB/FlickrThis is what high school students want back in their food supply.According to the Los Angeles Times,high school students in the LA Unified School District are rejecting the district's new, more healthful cafeteria food en masse. The school spent last year reformulating its dishes ... More >>
San Francisco's public school kids have pride -- in their own family. Some social conservatives have bizarrely charged that making LGBT history a part of the state-mandated curriculum is just a veiled lesson on how to be gay. But for a small percentage of San Francisco kids, that classroom ... More >>
Don't rely on the state Just two months ago, the University of San Francisco decided to evict the popular college-prep program Upward Bound, saying there just wasn't the space anymore. Miraculously, USF has managed to find just enough room to keep the program around another five years -- and it d ... More >>
Will there be a sequel?After pulling the plug on its popular college radio station, the University of San Francisco is now shutting out another campus fixture: the Upward Bound Program.Since 1966, the college-prep program has helped low-income and minority high school students in San Francisco ge ... More >>
It turns out the San Francisco Unified School District doesn't always say no...Kids these days have plenty to worry about, not the least of which is the threat posed by medical cannabis. Recent studies show more high schoolers in America use pot than smoke cigarettes, and San Francisco public ... More >>
Despite its reputation, gay-friendly San Francisco is still a tough place for teens to come out.
The recent coverage of gay teen suicides has the country on high alert, with even President Obama's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, speaking out against bullying. While many of the "It Gets Better" videos on YouTube feature people talking about their horrendous experiences growing up in less ... More >>
A story coming over the wire about lightning striking a pair of high school students in Santa Clara is accurate. But the town in question isn't the South Bay city of 110,000 but a small Utah burg of not quite 4,700. The Utah town -- which bills itself as "a beautiful place to live" on its website ... More >>
Wait a minute! This doesn't add up! This year's going-back-to-school story has been that San Francisco public high schools are now requiring all incoming ninth graders to complete the 15 courses required for admission to the University of California or California State University systems. Known i ... More >>
Schools are trying to contain their truancy epidemic. How're they doing? Just ask the students smoking pot less than a block from campus.
By the time Gavin Newsom completed his mind-blowing, seven-and-a-half hour YouTube sermon, he could have started reading names from the phone book or offering family recipes and we'd have been too bleary to notice. This may have been the plan. But in his Monday speech alongside President Bill Clinto ... More >>
The local economy is going to the dogs.
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
My Chemical Romance posits outcast status as rock nirvana
Live It Out
A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman
Stop the Future
A bland supervisor, a high school student, an industrious bureaucrat, and Pamela Anderson prove that any of us can change the world for the better
A good idea grows up into a missed opportunity
Teen actors from ACT stage an accomplished play about a girl transported through time to become a female gladiator
A well-made, well-acted staging of Steinbeck's classic, for the 100th anniversary of the author's birth
Chinatown Community Development Center's Youth-Led Underground Tours
Artist Jona Frank shows her series of revealing portraits taken at high schools around the country
Casting type in the Presidio
Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life
Brilliance is hip and even -- ahem -- sexy at Intel's Science and Engineering Fair
Hot Lead at 50 Paces; Have Merc-y
They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.
A broad repudiation of Prop. 209 surfaces at Berkeley
UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?
Superintendent Bill Rojas is pushing a simple solution for troubled schools: Get rid of everybody.
The Lowell girls' varsity has made it to the city championship game 10 times in the last 13 years. Credit Coach Jim Thomas and the temerity of his tiny but talented teams.
"Hello, rewrite. Get me the Chronicle Focus Group."