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Walking 'school bus' helps put kids on course

on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:02

By Lois Kazakoff - The San Francisco Chronicle November 29, 2013

Each school day, a dozen or more children who live in Potrero Hill public housing hop on board their very own "school bus" to travel safely with friends to Daniel Webster and Starr King elementary schools. "Driver" Uzuri Pease-Greene starts the long, steep pull up 25th Street at 7:30 a.m. Her adult daughter, Urell Pease, makes sure the "bus" stays on schedule. The children walk briskly, chatting all the while, stopping frequently at front doors to take on more passengers.

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Walking 'school bus' helps put kids on course

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:26

 

By Lois Kazakoff - The San Francisco Chronicle November 29, 2013

Each school day, a dozen or more children who live in Potrero Hill public housing hop on board their very own "school bus" to travel safely with friends to Daniel Webster and Starr King elementary schools. "Driver" Uzuri Pease-Greene starts the long, steep pull up 25th Street at 7:30 a.m. Her adult daughter, Urell Pease, makes sure the "bus" stays on schedule. The children walk briskly, chatting all the while, stopping frequently at front doors to take on more passengers.

Escuela primaria de Potrero Hill es una historia de exito

on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 12:58

Escuela primaria de Potrero Hill es una historia de exito - SFGate

por Heather Knight - publicada el miércoles, 09 de mayo 2012

Hace seis años, ellas eran nuevas madres idealistas que vivían  en Potrero Hill al  embarcarse en una búsqueda poco usual: La salvación de su escuela del barrio de la clausura por parte del Distrito Escolar,  Daniel Webster Elementary. 

Casi todos los aspectos de su esfuerzo eran inusuales. Eran blancas y bien acomodadas, mientras que Daniel Webster se componía  de minorías, un cuerpo estudiantil muy pobre que saliá mal en los exámenes estandarizados.

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Potrero Hill elementary school is a success story

on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 12:23

Potrero Hill elementary school is a success story – SFGate

by Heather Knight - published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Six years ago, they were idealistic new moms living on Potrero Hill and embarking on an unlikely quest: saving their neighborhood school, Daniel Webster Elementary, from closure by the San Francisco school board.

Just about every aspect of their effort was unusual. They were white and well-off, whereas Daniel Webster was composed of a heavily minority, very poor student body that performed badly on standardized tests.

The moms had toddlers who were years away from