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2014 Hart Vision Charter School of the Year

S.F. jail inmates to have access to computer tablets

SF Gate, October 22, 2014
Maria Lagos

Cutting edge technology isn't normally available to the more than 2 million men and women jailed in the United States — cost, security concerns, and a criminal justice system that has favored punishment over rehabilitation are among the reasons.

But more than 100 inmates in San Francisco County Jails will soon have access to secure computer tablets they may use for a limited number of tasks: To do homework assignments, read novels, prepare for their criminal cases and — eventually — communicate with family members, probation officers and others on the outside.


SF County Jail considered a model for prison realignment

The Examiner, October 3, 2014
Jonah Owen Lamb


Journalism graduate helps inmates discover the joy of learning

Drake Blue, October 1, 2014
Blue Magazine

Five Keys Instructor Monica Rizzo featured in her Graduate School newspaper


Prison Education Program Wins School of the Year Award: San Francisco's Five Keys Charter School Astoundingly Successful

Prison Education, August 21, 2014
Christopher Zoukis


Inquiry into the Operation and Programs of the San Francisco Jails

SF Grand Jury Findings, July 3, 2014
Civil Grand Jury, City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco Civil Grand Jury Finds: The Five Keys Charter School is an excellent implementation of an important rehabilitation program in the San Francisco County Jail


Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
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Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
Five Keys wants to hear from you!


1st Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 24th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
Now accepting submission from Los Angeles Five Keys students for the show

5th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
June 10th, 5:30PM in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library
Now accepting submission from San Franciso Five Keys students for the show

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