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Five Keys Winner - Pioneer Better Government Competition 2015 Compendium

August 21, 2015

The 2015 Pioneer Better Government Competition has released the compendium of this years selections.  From the document: "Our winner this year is the Five Keys Charter School: a unique and proven corrections education model offering adult inmates vocational training, and college dual-enrollment programs, which help to reverse the school-to-prison pipeline. Independently designed and operated by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, Five Keys embodies the [most] promising movement towards restorative justice we’ve seen over the last decade in criminal justice."

Click here to see the full Compendium

Five Keys School on Wheels Design Video

August 19, 2015

Check out the final design of our School on Wheels Bus! Construction begins Fall 2015. Find the link here



School On Wheels Concept Presentation

August 18, 2015

The Five Keys School On Wheels design process has brought together "participants from local non-profits, Five Keys students and staff, community leaders, funders, and representatives from the City of San Francisco to work togehter and share their expertise in visioning how to implement the School on Wheels and associated Pop Up Resource Center."

Click here to see pictures and a presentation from the design workshops. Check out some of the elements chosen to inspire the final design of the School On Wheels here; see also stills from the final design video here.

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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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
Join Facebook Event here

2nd Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 10th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
Join Facebook Event here

Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
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