Southern Marin district names school for MLK

After months of talks and a community survey, the Sausalito Marin City School District has named its new unified school Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. The new name will cover both of the unified school’s campuses in Sausalito and Marin City. Read more about it on Marin IJ 

Marin Voice: Golden Gate Village plan must respect history, help find equity for families

The Marin City community has a rich history and legacy that must be considered to provide critical context for today’s conversation about the future of its housing. Bridge the Gap’s focus on academic inequities and intervention is directly connected to issues our students’ and family’s housing quality and security. This is an opportunity to not […]

This CodeNext student is paying it forward

Gideon collaborated with his Code Next mentors and partnered with Bridge the Gap College Prep, a nonprofit serving low-income youth, to launch a nine-week pilot of Leadership in Motion in early October. Fifteen students signed up for the pilot session, taught by four high school student engineers, and Gideon and his partners plan to scale the […]

California ordered this Marin County school district to desegregate. Is it working?

In 2016, a state audit found that the predominantly Black and Latino students at Bayside MLK had been suffering: There was rapid staff turnover, inadequate class offerings, excessive discipline, and substandard academic performance. In 2019, then California attorney general Xavier Becerra handed down California’s first school desegregation order in 50 years. This fall, integration began. […]

Sausalito Marin City School District Welcomes Kids to New School

Hundreds of students on two campuses started the 2021-22 fall term Monday, together for the first time as one school under one name: Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. The new unified school, created after the Sausalito Marin City School District came under a 2019 order from the state to desegregate within five years, includes […]

Little Readers Program Returns In-Person

Bridge the Gap College Prep’s Little Readers Program has returned in-person at the Marin City Library. Lisa Raffel, executive director of the nonprofit, said there are about 40 students enrolled. Read more at MarinIJ