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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


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


San Francisco Board of Education unanimously adopts resolution to increase support of immigrant students and their families

The San Francisco Board of Education (SFUSD) has unanimously approved a student-led resolution, “Undocumented, Unafraid and United,” reaffirming and strengthening district policies to protect and support immigrant students and their families. ... Read more


Fun farewells & little grads: Highlights for May 23 - 26, 2017

The Unity Project, a seven-foot circular flower arrangement comprised of vibrant ceramic flowers made by 600 students, will be on display this week. The project began in November 2016 in response to the negative political climate of the presidential campaign and is meant to symbolize strength in diversity. Each student at the school, along with family members and staff, created a flower.... Read more

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