Clearly, newspapers are good for something other than lining your bird's cage. Just ask Marvin Boykins, the stalwart San Francisco chess player whose broad smile graced the doorsteps of thousands of residents three weeks ago, when he was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the recent ... More >>
In his own way, Mayor Ed Lee is a bit like Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz. After a couple of disastrous political appointments, he opted to stick to his own backyard, appointing Supervisor Carmen Chu to replace Phil Ting as Assessor-Recorder -- and, today, appointing Chu aide Katy Tang to succee ... More >>
She Can Stay!Just yesterday Elizabeth Lee ,18, was facing deportation in two weeks absent some miracle or legal wrangling by her attorneys. But officials from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency informed her lawyers this morning that they would grant Lee and her family at l ... More >>
Melissa Lee works the camerasCongress failed again last month to corral the needed votes to put the DREAM Act back on the table -- and the fallout looks something like this: Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Lee was on a successful trajectory; she had graduated from Lowell High School - the city's mos ... More >>
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Three years ago, San Francisco launched an experiment with a new kind of school. It worked. So why isn't the district pursuing it?
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Dr. Rochelle Slamovich
To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.
Letters from January 17, 2001
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.
Glow; Bacar; Bliss Bar
Students without textbooks. Crumbling facilities. Rats. Spending time at Balboa High School can be a real education.
UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?
The Chans were set to build a nice, simple home on their own property. Then Chronicle honcho Jerry Roberts and his relentless wife moved next door. Suddenly, everything became very complicated and very nasty.
Why San Francisco's Byzantine school desegregation program systematically fails the children it was designed to help
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.