San Francisco may close school for newly arrived immigrants

Feb. 9, 2010
District administration wants to eliminate Newcomer High School
From The San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco district officials say they will recommend shutting Newcomer High School. Newcomer serves students who are recent arrivals to the United States; they typically spend about a year at Newcomer before transferring to a comprehensive high school. About 166 students attend Newcomer. The school district faces a $113 million budget shortfall over the next two years, but officials say this proposal isn't about saving money; it's simply a better way to meet student needs.

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