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 September 26, 2012
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• Tomorrow: Board of Supes Hearing on Plight of African American students in SFUSD

• 10-10: CBO-sponsored Board of Ed Candidates Forum

• 10/16: Urgent Update on A-G implementation, outcomes and next steps.
SF Board of Supervisors Hearing to Address the Plight of African American Students in San Francisco Public School System. 

When: Thursday September 27th 3:30pm
Where: Room 250 at San Francisco City Hall.
What: A public hearing on the systemic inequities in education and the resulting impact on African American students in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). 
The joint hearing with the City and School District Select Committee will focus on the alarming disproportionally in the drop-out rate and the achievement gap that exist between African American students and the overall student population in the City.  The hearing came out of a call for greater action on this issue put out by members of an Education Working Group (in which Coleman participates) associated with African American Leadership Council.
Coleman’s Education Equity Campaign Organizer will be making a formal presentation on A-G policy implementation, as it relates to the SFUSD achievement gap. The presentation will detail the disturbing outcomes for African American students, address what we have identified as the primary obstacles to comprehensive A-G implementation and closing the achievement gap, and highlight our education budget and policy priorities moving forward.
Click here to access the Human Rights Commission press release about the hearing, including contact information.
Board of Education Candidates Forum
When: Wednesday October 10th 5pm to 8pm
Where: College Track 4301 3rd St. San Francisco
What: Come join us and hear from the candidates running for the Board of Education. Learn where they stand and what they will do for your community!
Sponsored by Coleman Advocates, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Mission Graduates, College Track, 100% College Prep, Filipino Community Center, POWER, Chinese Progressive Association, HOMEY, Student Advisory Council, LYRIC, CHALK, JCYC Education Programs
For more information, please Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth at: or call (415) 239-0161

An Urgent Update on A-G
When: Thursday, October 16th, 6pm
Where: Location TBA
What: A briefing and dialogue on the status of A-G Policy implementation, related student outcomes, identified problems, and next steps to support student success.

As graduation for the class of 2014 gets closer and closer, the support needs for SFUSD students to successfully complete the A-G sequence-- now part of the graduation requirement—becomes daily more urgent and dire.  New data will soon be officially released that raises disturbing red flags about the number of high school students not on track to graduate in SF schools, especially African American, Latino and Pacific Islander students. 
Join Coleman Advocates in a briefing and dialogue about the soon-to-be-released data and the institutional challenges to student success we have identified and continue to work to address. Find out how you can support the fight to win real solutions and a more hopeful future for SFUSD students. 
Please RSVP and/or contact us for more information:


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