Friday, April 29, 2011

Pacifican on front page of SF Chronicle

novel education work by a pacifica resident....

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Principals' Center Collective a model of success

Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, April 29, 2011
On any given day, about 40 students from across San Francisco file into run-down portable classrooms scattered across a flood-prone asphalt yard.
The school, attended by kids sent there under a judge's order, is dilapidated, but the education offered inside is shiny and new. It offers some of the city's most at-risk students a real shot at college or a career.
In fact, students at the Principals' Center Collaborative school have performed so well that district officials want to make it available to any San Francisco teen who wants to attend. It's a novel idea for a school that serves kids who have had run-ins with the law. .........

 After 19 years educating students in the juvenile justice system, the school's principal, Jim Fithian, is a convert to the Big Picture program for the court-ordered kids.......

mark stechbart

1 comment:

ian butler said...

Jim, along with his wife Anna Garcia and Paul Hurley, has been leading the cleanups of Linda Mar Beach for over 15 years. It's great to read about what he has been doing and to see him get the credit he deserves!