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Malcolm X Academy Makes the Grade

Malcolm X Academy Makes the Grade

Two years ago, Malcolm X Academy was considered school in the San Francisco School District when it came to attendance. In 2003, only 88.4 of the students showed up on any given day. A school’s goal is 90% or higher. After instituting an incentive program, attendance shot up to 95% in 2004 and is climbing in 2005. The program centers around rewarding kids for good behavior. In this case, showing up. Kids earn up to 10 tickets a week for…

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She Can Sing!

She Can Sing!

Last week, 10 year old Thia Megia got the chance of a lifetime. She sang the national anthem at the 49ers football game. This is quite an honor for any singer. To be asked at 10 years old is remarkable. This is the daughter of Filipino immigrants. She began singing when she was four years old. Her parents realized she had a gift and have supported her all the way. They’ve paid for lessons and made long treks wherever their…

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