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Update re: June Jordan School for Equity

June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) is open today and students, their families and staff are receiving support from counselors and the school administration has convened community meetings with students and families. ... Read more


Statement from SFUSD Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh regarding incident at June Jordan School for Equity

All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. ... Read more


Statement re: June Jordan School for Equity

Today at around 3:15 p.m. at June Jordan School for Equity, an SFUSD high school, gunshots were fired outside the school around dismissal time. The San Francisco Police department is on scene, and SFUSD officials are working closely with the police.... Read more


Ballot measures & better attendance: Highlights for Oct. 18 - 24, 2016

Attorney General Kamala Harris will be at John Muir Elementary this week to congratulate the school for making big improvements to student attendance. Principal Shawn Mansager and others will be discussing the steps that teachers, staff and families have taken over the last few years to get students to school on time every day ,which is a habit and mindset that leads to more class time and a better education for the students throughout their years in school.... Read more


Building castles & college plans: Highlights for Oct. 12 - 17, 2016

Officials from the California Department of Education (CDE) and leaders from the DiCaprio Foundation will be at Glen Park Elementary this week to congratulate the school for being a trailblazer in California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy. ... Read more


An early walk & a long table: Highlights for Oct. 3 - 10, 2016

On International Walk and Roll to School Day, Dianne Feinstein Elementary students and families will be joined by Mayor Ed Lee and Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh and Rec and Parks Director Phil Ginsburg as they walk to school. SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin will be greeting students as they arrive at school. This year, more than 15,000 students are expected to walk or bike to school.... Read more


Lafayette Elementary School Named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Lafayette Elementary School has been recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education, along with 33 other California public schools and 4 private schools. ... Read more


Heaters & hootenannies: Highlights for Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2016

Bryant Elementary will be receiving 3,000 new books, plus 300 Spanish/English bilingual titles for the school’s main libraries. The donation is from Wipro, a global information technology business. Children’s author, Todd Parr, will be on hand to read to students to help celebrate the donation.... Read more


Cradle to College: Highlights for Sept. 12 - 19, 2016

More than 40 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be on hand to provide high schoolers with information -- and even offer admission and scholarships on the spot to qualified seniors. This is SFUSD’s 17th annual HBCU recruitment fair, and hundreds of SFUSD high school juniors and seniors are expected to turn out. The evening is sponsored by the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators. ... Read more


More than half of SFUSD students proficient in Math and English Language Arts

Today, the California Department of Education released the second year of test results for students who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), the computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks based on based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. ... Read more

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