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April 12, 2013 
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BOE Approves 3.3M for Credit Recovery and Restorative Practices

This Tuesday, with a unanimous vote, the Board of Education officially approved SFUSD budget allocations of $2.4 million (a 42% increase from last year) for Credit Recovery and $911,000 (a 27% increase) for Restorative Practices.  

Click here to read more about this important victory for SFUSD students!

SFUSD releases student outcomes data for 2011-12

This week, SFUSD released new data on graduation rates and other student outcomes for last academic year.  The SF Chronicle picked up the story and ran this article praising the district’s slightly increased graduation rates. While any progress in SFUSD student outcomes is great news, the Chronicle article, in its failure to even mention the dismal rates of students graduating with CSU/UC required courses, painted an incomplete picture at best. The same data set that the graduation rates were taken from reveals that only 26.1% of African American students, 34.8% of Latino students and 18.6% of Pacific Islander students graduated with UC/CSU course requirements.

Click here to read about why transparency around these numbers is crucial to SFUSD addressing the urgent needs of a large majority of our African American, Latino and PI students. 

Coleman Advocates & POWER Sports Basement Fundraiser TOMORROW

Saturday April 13th, 2:00-8:00 pm 
@ 1590 Bryant Street (free parking)

Stock up on Sports Basement goodies and you will get 10% off AND Sports Basement will donate 10% of our guest's sales to Coleman Advocates and POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights). The first 25 people to RSVP will also be entered in a raffle to win a $75 Sports Basement gift card and other prizes. Complimentary beer, wine and snacks will be provided. RSVP at

Creativity Day in San Francisco 

Saturday April 13th from 10am to 4pm at the Children's Creativity Museum 221 Fourth St @ Howard

Before you head over to Sports Basement, stop by Creativity Day, a free, day-long event for kids of all ages. Families are invited to meet featured innovators and enjoy a variety of activities from 10am to 4pm. The Children’s Creativity Museum is a nonprofit interactive art and technology museum for kids in San Francisco and the host of Coleman’s Gala Event on May 23rd. Admission to the museum is free on Creativity Day!


As part of the National Day of Action for Immigration Reform, Coleman staff and members joined our partners in the Progressive Workers Alliance and took to the took to the streets Wednesday to demand humane, equitable, and inclusive immigration reform!

pina and toody at march 2

In this issue:

• BOE Approves 3.3M for Credit Recovery and Restorative Practices

• New SFUSD student outcomes data released

• Saturday Sports Basement Fundraiser!

• Free Kids Activities Saturday



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