Education

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New School Board Recall Group Launched With $350,000 from Tech Investor Arthur Rock

A fierce battle is shaping up over the February vote on the fate of San Francisco’s Board of Education.

The Importance of Algebra: SF Public Schools’ ‘Math Pathway’ Draws Fire as State Considers Similar Program

The state curriculum process has reignited a 7-year-old debate about how to teach math at SF schools and how best to build equity into education.

Facing Recall, School Board Member Faauuga Moliga Goes it Alone

Moliga hopes to appeal to enough critics to survive even if board president Gabriela Lopez and member Alison Collins are recalled in the Feb. 15 vote.

SF High School Students Sound the Alarm on Sexual Assault, Harassment on Campus

Staging protests and letter-writing campaigns, students at high schools citywide are asking district leaders to reform the process of reporting sexual misconduct.

Public Health & Safety

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SF Vaccine Holdout Hopes Lawsuit Will Prevail, But Anti-Science Arguments Make it a Longshot

Rob Geller, a longtime employee of the SF Department of Public Health, hasn’t taken a vaccine since 1978. His refusal to get jabbed may cost him his job.

SF Police Chief Says New Patrols Should Have ‘Tremendous Impact’ on Tenderloin Drug Dealing

It’s not rocket science, according to Chief Bill Scott: A greater police presence can disrupt open-air drug markets. But skeptics say policing is having little impact.

San Francisco Records Country’s First Case of Omicron Variant

Health officials urge vigilance, but say this is no reason to panic. No changes to current health orders or new restrictions on activities are planned at this point.