“The district’s overall graduation rate increased from 81.8 percent to 82.2 percent last year; it eclipsed the statewide average of 78.5 percent.”
Black, Pacific Islander students in San Francisco improve graduation rates [Ex]

“The department knows that the cost of the Hornblower event will price some families out of attending.”
High cost graduation tickets yield harsh responses, talk of change [Golden Gate X-Press]

“Standard chemotherapy, which uses “cytotoxic” or cell-killing agents, has been attributed to the upswing in survival of leukemias and lymphomas, the leading childhood malignancy, affecting 34 percent of patients. But it has had modest effects on some other childhood cancers.”
Children’s cancer – too low a priority? [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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