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Youths Step Up to Question School Board Candidates

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 3 2018 - 6:45am

In a first for the 2018 election season, students took the reins to organize a forum for school board candidates. They asked the questions and ran the show.

Charters vs. District: The Battle for San Francisco Public Schools

Rob Waters, San Francisco Public Press — Sep 20 2018 - 1:42pm

The conflict between two city schools — and activists on both sides of the issue — reflects a growing battle playing out in San Francisco and across the state.

S.F. program tries to bridge gap between school and community

Lisette Mejia, Mission Local — May 9 2012 - 4:33pm

Vanessa Marrero prepared for an important job one Tuesday in January. In leopard kitten heels and a beige trench coat, she grabbed a folder and hopped into a waiting car outside of John O’Connell High School. She was heading to a student’s home in the Bayview to talk to his mom. As a community school coordinator, Marrero had Carlos’ records in hand. Half an hour later, inside a small apartment furnished with a light lime-green couch, two school certificates tacked to a wall and family pictures in heart-shaped frames, Marrero began the conversation with Carlos’ mom, Angela, in Spanish. He isn’t in trouble, she reassured Angela. No, this was going be a different kind of visit.

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