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A school assignment system for 2016 or the 1960s?

This is a report back from the SFUSD Ad Hoc Student Assignment System Committee meeting November 29, 2016. At a moment when President-Elect Trump is talking about “making America great again” there’s a surprising way that San Francisco is closer

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Advocating for Equity in Separate and Unequal Schools

This coming September 24, 2016 we are organizing an event to bring together family advocates like you from schools across the district. All of our children lose out when we have separate and unequal schools – kids of color more than White

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My impressions of Cobb (Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School)

Our guest blogger Laura Lifland (super mom and emerging writer) was taken aback at the responses from friends when she told them her child had been assigned to Cobb in the first round of the SFUSD lottery this year. Dismayed

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Congratulations Carver ES Families!

The SF Families Union members met Carver Families during the Feb. 13th SF Families event at Cobb ES where we spoke about the experience of Black families. What came up was surprising… there two schools in our district without proper doors and walls for

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Help make all our schools (Black) Family Friendly – Feb 13 @ 2:00pm!

Hi everyone! We’ve been hearing some interesting observations about the experience of Black families in SF schools, and have decided to make this the focus of our upcoming meeting. For example, Davonna commented that, as a Black mom, she would never send

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Segregation and The Best San Francisco Schools You’ve Never Heard Of.

(This article was originally posted by JuliePhung on December 30, 2015. Click here to see more content on parenting, race, and education.)  tl/dr: Join the San Francisco Families’ Union January 9th at the African American Art and Culture Center in an

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The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to separate schools?

(This article was originally posted on SFPSMom.com. Click here to see more content on parenting, race, and education.) Years after Brown vs. Board of Education, are schools remain as segregated as ever. It’s time to talk about integrating our schools. How can we

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