SF School Board Votes to Change Admissions Process for Lowell High School

The San Francisco Board of Education voted on Tuesday 5-2 in favor of changing the admissions process at Lowell High School from an academic-based one to the regular process used for all of the district’s high schools in response to ongoing racism at Lowell.

The high school has previously selected students based on grade point average for decades, leading to ongoing conversations about equity and racial segregation, as well as several policy changes to bring on more students of color from underserved neighborhoods.

But increasing racism being reported by students, particularly those within Lowell’s Black Student Union, over the last several years further heightened discussions, resulting in a proposal

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