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Media Advisory: Say Something Week

Two parents of children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 will be at Lawton K-8 School to talk with sixth through eighth graders about the important role young people play in looking out for one another to prevent violence and self-harm. ... Read more


Health and wellness: Highlights for October 10-16, 2017

Every school day at Lincoln High, up to 70 students visit the school’s Wellness Center. It could be for a vision/hearing screening, first aid, or to talk with someone after having a hard day. And the Wellness staff—which includes the Wellness Coordinator, the Community Health Outreach Worker, a nurse, and two full-time Richmond Area Multi Services mental health clinicians—are there to help.... Read more


"Walk to school & save for college": Highlights for October 3 - 9, 2017

It’s time for the annual Walk and Roll to School Day, and this year the Vision Zero Hero will be walking to school with Cleveland Elementary students and their families. Joining them will be Mayor Ed Lee, as well as Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, who will lead dozens of students in a lively warm-up exercise at the Excelsior “Safe Routes” hub before walking to school. ... Read more


SFUSD students’ English and math scores show upward trend

The California Department of Education (CDE) released the results of the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Last spring, approximately 26,000 SFUSD students in grades 3 to 8 and 11 took these state assessments. ... Read more


San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously on Carbon-Neutral Schools Resolution to fight global climate change

In recognizing its contribution to climate change via the natural gas it uses to heat buildings and the fuels it uses to power vehicles, the San Francisco Board of Education introduced the Carbon-Neutral Schools Resolution, which makes SFUSD the first school district in the nation to propose such aggressive fossil-fuel reduction targets to fight global climate change. ... Read more


Media Advisory: SF Board of Education to vote on aggressive carbon-reduction targets

The SF Board of Education will vote on aggressive targets for reducing fossil-fuel usage by 2040. SFUSD has developed a Carbon Reduction Plan for SFUSD buildings and vehicles, including phasing out gas heating systems, switching to renewable diesel for buses, and harvesting more rainwater, among other strategies.... Read more


“Taggin’ On” & learning to code: Highlights for September 19 - 25, 2017

The transition to middle school is a big one. Just getting to school can be a new and daunting task for students -- catching buses, trains, and even biking to school on their own. To help students understand traffic rules, pedestrian laws and more, the Bay Area Children's Theater is bringing transportation to life with a performance of skits and songs that include ‘Taggin’ On,’ which teaches students how to use the Clipper Card, and ‘Respect the Bus,’ which covers public transportation etiquette and safety. ... Read more


Policy shifts in Math show promise

New SFUSD data show that students who took Common Core Algebra 1 in ninth grade were 80 percent less likely to have to repeat the course than students who took Algebra 1 in eighth grade. The comparison between current juniors and seniors marks SFUSD’s transition to its current approach to secondary math instruction. ... Read more


SFUSD receives $7 Million from to expand STEM education, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, announced today it will donate $7 million to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to continue to expand and improve STEM education. This marks the fifth consecutive year of’s partnership with SFUSD, bringing’s total investment in the district to $26.7 million. ... Read more


SFUSD statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

Since 2012, SFUSD has been helping students who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to attain available enrollment histories and school transcripts at no cost in order to support their DACA applications. It has enabled graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. ... Read more

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