California introduces dashboard accountability for schools

April 20, 2017

California’s new accountability program aims to offer a more in-depth report on the academic performance and socioeconomic demographics of individual schools. Before, schools were ranked solely based on the Academic Performance Index, which only measured students’ performance on standardized tests. Therefore, the State Board of Education approved an Accountability and Improvement System that offers the public more information on the progress of a school or district.


District proposes subsidized employee housing at Mills

With skyrocketing housing prices in the Bay Area, teachers at Aragon face difficulty in the search for affordable housing near campus. The San Mateo Union High School District, at its January board meeting, shared a presentation about how they aim to alleviate this problem. It stated, “A teacher’s salary per year is $77,879 … as of December, an average one bedroom apartment in San Mateo rents for $30,984 annually.” A board meeting will be held in the next few months to discuss a plan to help teachers by building affordable employee housing near Mills High School.

March 9, 2017

Exploring SF ballot: Should Soda be Taxed

After a soda tax ballot was passed in Berkeley, Calif. in November 2014, the city has been one of the only one in the U.S. that taxes sugary drinks sold. Berkeley’s tax rate is one cent per fluid ounce of sugary drinks. Now, officials will set up a ballot in Nov. 8, 2016 to find out if this tax should be implemented in San Francisco. The tax in San Francisco,…

October 20, 2016