City School is Vancouver’s longest-running public alternative school. It was created as “a non-graded, continuous progress school in which students take responsibility for their own learning and which tries to use the city as its classroom.”
In 1970, the Director of Instruction for secondary schools in Vancouver was Alfred Clinton. He wrote “A Proposal for an Ungraded Continuous Progress School (City School)” and in it referenced the Metropolitan Learning Center in Portland, Oregon as well as the now extinct Parkway Program in Philadelphia as “similar projects.”
Other philosophical influences were A. S. Neill's Summerhill School in Suffolk, England, and the S.E.E.D. (Shared Experience Exploration and Discovery) School founded in Toronto, Ontario in 1968.
Dr. Clinton’s vision closely paralleled the project-based learning methods now being adopted by innovative educators in many schools. “This approach will be radically different from that practised in conventional classrooms... For example, rather than engaging in systematic study of the various disciplines, the student will focus on the solution of problems more relevant to his needs.”. Rules and regulations would be few: “Students will be asked to work together congenially, to follow agreed procedures of daily accountability in developing and working out their individual programs, to record and evaluate their learning experience and to attend on a regular basis.”
The elevated station serves as a terminus for some BART lines. It consists of three main tracks with a shared island platform and one side platform. The side platform is used primarily by southbound trains continuing on to Colma and Millbrae. The island platform is used primarily by northbound trains coming from Colma or Milbrae, or southbound trains terminating at the station. Southbound trains terminating at Daly City reverse their direction to make the return trip to San Francisco and the East Bay, unless they are going out of service at the rail yard in Colma.
In proposing a resolution in support of the bill alongside board PresidentDave Pine, Supervisor David Canepa is hoping local officials can send a strong message to state legislators that the promotion of firearms at the five gun shows presented by Crossroads of the West each year at the DalyCity venue is not appropriate, especially in light of recent school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas....