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09/25/17

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

09/18/17

“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

09/14/17

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

09/13/17

SFUSD receives $7 Million from salesforce.org to expand STEM education

Salesforce.org, 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 Salesforce.org’s partnership with SFUSD, bringing Salesforce.org’s total investment in the district to $26.7 million. ... Read more

09/05/17

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

08/18/17

Media Advisory: First Day of School Visits - A different walk to school, new tech classrooms & eclipse viewing

Superintendent Vincent Matthews, Ed.D. will join Rico, a seventh-grader at Visitacion Valley Middle School (VVMS), on his 15-minute walk to school from his home in Sunnydale public housing. The Superintendent and Mayor will greet families and students and tour classrooms where sixth-graders will be welcomed with new state-of-the-art classroom environments that support project-based learning modeled after and guided by New Tech Network. ... Read more

07/24/17

Free and Reduced-Price Meals for School Year 2017-2018

San Francisco Unified School District announces its policy to continue serving nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Program]. ... Read more

06/28/17

SFUSD Board of Education adopts 2017-18 budget

In the 2017-2018 LCAP and budget, SFUSD prioritizes accelerating achievement for its most vulnerable students and the schools that serve them. Additionally, SFUSD recognizes one of the most direct levers for influencing student achievement is its staff. Therefore, the budget also prioritizes further increasing staff salaries and benefits.... Read more

06/22/17

Record number of SFUSD graduates recognized for bilingual proficiency

Seven hundred twenty-three San Francisco Unified School District graduates (or more than 20 percent) were awarded a Seal of Biliteracy, a 33 percent increase from last year. The Seal of Biliteracy is presented jointly by SFUSD and the California Department of Education to recognize graduates who demonstrate high levels of language proficiency in English and another language. ... Read more

06/21/17

Media Advisory: Black Stars’ participants present reflections on STEM learning

SFUSD's Black Stars program aims to increase African-American student exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and prepare incoming high school freshmen to stay on track for graduation. After three and a half weeks in class, the students transition to a five-week internship, where they will focus on STEM-based group projects through the City & County of San Francisco's Community Safety Initiative (CSI). ... Read more

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