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iPads for School Lunches: SFUSD Woos Applicants with Prizes

In public schools, there is such a thing as a free lunch. In San Francisco, it might even come with a free iPad. Roughly 62 percent of local public-school students qualify for meal subsidies, but their parents have to file…
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S.F. schools sometimes rely on kids to translate bad news to parents

According to the San Francisco Unified School District, thousands of conversations take place each day with parents who do not speak English at home. The district has eight translators on staff — four speak Cantonese, and four speak Spanish. You…
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News, Sucka Free City Jefferson Elementary gets unnecessary $4.1 million wheelchair ramp

Jefferson Elementary gets unnecessary $4.1 million wheelchair ramp

At Jefferson Elementary School in the Sunset District, contractors broke ground last month on a $4.1 million renovation project aimed at rendering the school compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Alpha Bay Builders is installing a ramp at the…
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