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Honor roll & roller coasters: Highlights for February 22-28, 2017

Every year, the African-American Honor Roll Celebration honors students in grades 3-12 who are earning a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher. Board of Education President Shamann Walton, Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh and other district leaders will be on hand to congratulate this year’s one thousand plus honorees.... Read more


Water & warmth on Valentine's Day: Highlights for February 14 - 20, 2017

Across the city, there are approximately 20,168 gallons of rainwater stored in 28 schoolyard cisterns. Thanks to recent downfalls, the water tanks (almost empty at the beginning of the school year) are now full. The tanks are installed to collect rain from school roofs to be used for watering school gardens.... Read more


Statement regarding President Trump’s executive order to increase immigration enforcement

The San Francisco Unified School District is working with the City and County of San Francisco and community agencies to create a rapid response protocol to support children and families in the event that enforcement actions increase in or around schools. ... Read more


SF Board of Education rescinds 1906 resolution that excluded Asians from “normal” schools

Last night, the San Francisco Board of Education (BOE) formally rescinded a BOE resolution dating back to 1906 that excluded children of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ancestry from normal schools and restricted them to an “Oriental School.” ... Read more


Showcasing arts providers and career-savvy students: Highlights for January 24-30, 2017

The arts are alive and abundant in SFUSD’s schools, and the annual Arts Education Resource Fair provides teachers, arts coordinators, administrators, parents, and the public a window to the wealth of arts education providers in the Bay Area that schools can take advantage of for artist residencies and field trips.... Read more


School board elects officers for 2017

At this week's regular meeting, the San Francisco Board of Education elected its officers for 2017. Commissioner Shamann Walton is now president, and Commissioner Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell is vice president.... Read more


SFUSD launches its first district-based credentialing program in latest step to alleviate teacher shortage

Aspiring teachers now have a new route to San Francisco classrooms: SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. Now accepting applications and nominations, the one-year credentialing program will train new teachers to build strong relationships in their school communities while developing standards-based and culturally relevant curriculum for students in the city’s highest-need schools and subject areas.... Read more


Singing, coding and STEAMing: Highlights for December 13-16, 2016

Students at AccessSFUSD: The Arc are holding their eighth annual holiday sing-along with guest musicians Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero on violin and Director of Visual and Performing Arts Rob Daniels on piano. AccessSFUSD is a community-based program focused on teaching functional life skills to students between the ages of 18 to 22 who receive special education services. ... Read more


Statement regarding tragic death of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts student in Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire

An 11th grader from Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) is one of the confirmed deceased from the Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire that occurred on Friday, Dec. 2.... Read more


Black beans & solar suitcases: Highlights for November 29 - December 4, 2016

Continuing its tradition of partnering with Pie Ranch, Mission High’s Urban Culture Pathway students will be debuting a new food item at lunch that they helped to harvest. This coming Tuesday, the Mission High menu will feature black turtle beans. ... Read more

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