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San Francisco Unified School District

Lee Romney

A group of teens with the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco realized their mental health needs were being overlooked at school. So they did some research  -- and wound up changing school district policy.

This is part of an ongoing series “Learning while black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools.”

San Francisco Unified School District’s African American educators have been honoring the achievements of black students who earn a 3.0 grade point average or above for a quarter of a century. This year’s emcees say the event celebrates an often-ignored narrative of excellence.

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This is part of an ongoing series “Learning while black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools.”    And this at the bottom: 

Teaching can be tough — especially for educators who work in schools where families are scraping by, lots of kids face challenges at home and in the community, and they often score low on standardized tests. Add to that isolation and high staff turnover and you’ve got a recipe for a revolving door.