I'm receiving a lot of emails from readers about the article in the January issue of San Francisco magazine. Here's a link to the story: http://www.sanfranmag.com/story/post-post-private-school-city.
The online version doesn't include the fabulous sidebar that highlights 20 of the districts public schools--most of them up-and-coming. To see this, you need to pick up a copy of the magazine.
Thank you to local writer Diana Kapp for telling my story. Also, thank you to the dedicated, thoughtful, and passionate SF K Files readers who have made this blog a success. I don't always agree with the comments on this blog but I do think the readers have created transparency within the school system--both public and private. The readers and comments are the heart of this blog.
The San Francisco magazine story is bringing many new readers to the site so I'm pasting some of the blog's most popular stories below. These are in chronological order and summarize the story of my search for a kindergarten. These posts also feature some of the site's most spirited discussions within the comments sections.
My first post: The SF K Files is born:
Public school enrollment 101:
Review of Alice Fong Yu: My top choice in Round I
Review of Marin Country Day School: My top choice private school
Review of Miraloma Elementary: SFUSD's success story
My application essay for Marin Country Day School
My fight with my husband over private vs. public: Most popular post on The SF K Files
My interview with SFUSD superintendent Carlos Garcia
SF K Files visitors share the news about SFUSD Round I assignments:
Kate makes up her mind: My husband and I decide to send our daughter to Jose Ortega
Alice's first day of school at Jose Ortega Elementary: Yeah!
Finally, a string of posts with heated discussions for those who like a heated debate:
Some people have been writing in to ask where they can find the Mommy Files blog on SFGate. Here's a link: www.sfgate.com/moms.
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