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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


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


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


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


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

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