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Five Keys Featured as Exemplar of Innovation

Educational Technology in CorrectionsJuly 2015
US Department of Education

The US Department of Education has featured Five Keys Charter School as one of seven early implementers of technology in a correctional classroom setting in the 2015 Educational Technology in Corrections brief just released.  Find Five Keys on Page 18 of the brief, along with a description of our recent pilot program implementing tablets and digitized curriculum in partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department and American Prison Data Systems.

This pilot project is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Read the full brief here.

Five Keys Making a Big Dent in Recidivism

GoverningJuly 23, 2015
Charles Chieppo

"Last week, President Obama visited a federal prison in Oklahoma to highlight his push to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system. There's certainly plenty of room for improvement, and the San Francisco County sheriff's office is addressing one particularly difficult aspect of the problem with an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and helping inmates reintegrate into society."

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Unlocking potential: S.F. County Jail offers first college credit classes to inmates

San Francisco ExaminerJuly 23, 2015
Laura Dudnick

"Until this year, Tamara Washington didn't anticipate she would receive a high school diploma.

But last month, while incarcerated at San Francisco County Jail, Washington graduated from high school. As of this week the 34-year-old Solano County native — while still incarcerated — is also on her way to receiving her first-ever credit for a college course."

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City College of San Francisco approves MOU with Five Keys to offer college classes

City College of San FranciscoJuly 23, 2015
Susan Lamb

The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Board of Trustee's has approved entering into and MOU with Five Keys Charter School to "establish curriculums that have will have an educational impact on inmates in the San Francisco County Jail System and establish career pathways in custodial, drug & alcohol counseling, youth worker, and community and post prison health care workers." 

Read the document of consent here.

Five Keys named winner of California's inaugural Smart On Crime Awards

State of California Office of the Attorney GeneralJune 20, 2015
Kamala Harris

The Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-entry presents the inaugural Smart on Crime Awards, recognizing individuals who are leading the way in innovative criminal justice programs. These award recipients have demonstrated leadership in the development of successful recidivism reduction programs and are making substantial contributions to re-entry efforts in California.

Read more here.

Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
Click here for Agenda Notes from the most recent meeting.

6th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
June 16th, 2015

SF Public Library Koret Auditorium
5:00-5:45 pm : Open Gallery of Visual Artwork
6:00-7:30 pm: Guest Speakers, Poetry, Video of incarcerated students, performance, and more!
*Some works will be displayed in the library cafe display case from May 15th-July 31st
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2nd Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 10th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
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Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
Five Keys wants to hear from you!

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