Franklin Elementary School

Schools leaders said Tuesday that they’ll reconsider a proposal to slash funding requests for a pair of innovative school plans that have been in the works for the past 18 months.

Superintendent Sean McPhetridge asked the Board of Education to table their planned consideration of innovative school proposals for Franklin and Henry Haight elementary schools following impassioned pleas from educators and parents for full funding of the plans.

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Alameda Unified's suspension and expulsion rates declined last year, newly released state data show, though rates for African American and Latino students remained disproportionately high. District leaders attributed the drop to more supportive disciplinary interventions.

Third grade students at Franklin Elementary School got a special visit from a member of the San Francisco 49ers football team on Friday.