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Among the Saturday morning regulars at The Morning Due Cafe in San Francisco (CA) are a group of students from Mission High School.

Among the Saturday morning regulars at The Morning Due Cafe in San Francisco (CA) are a group of students from Mission High School. This gathering might not seem unusual at first, but these students, along with their social studies teacher, are studying the Divine Comedy--not for class credit, but for pleasure. Mission High is composed mostly of low-income, minority students, many of whom are English language learners. Callen Taylor started the "Dante Club" at the local cafe to give her students "cultural currency" because she realized they had little knowledge of Greek mythology, Renaissance artists, and ancient Rome. All 12 students in the club say they are headed for college. [More-San Francisco Chronicle] (Mar. 20)
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Title Annotation:California
Publication:The Education Innovator
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Apr 13, 2006
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