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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


Dining, dancing & disaster relief: Highlights for May 17 - 22, 2017

High school students on the SFUSD School Food Advisory Committee will be proposing four different recipes they developed for school menus in the fall. Guests will sample the new recipes and learn about the steps students took -- from analyzing nutrition, budgeting and sourcing ingredients -- to make a successful school meal. ... Read more


Promoting literacy & going to college: Highlights for May 10-16, 2017

Olympic champion and author Kristi Yamaguchi will be reading her newest book, "Cara's Kindness," to Sanchez Elementary students and giving copies to each participant. The book follows Cara the Cat as she struggles to pick the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. When a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand.... Read more


SFUSD announces partnership with NYU Steinhardt’s Technology-Enhanced Teacher Education Program

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has begun a partnership with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Applicants are invited to apply for the new San Francisco Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching (SF EMAT), a one-year residency program for teacher education. ... Read more


Lowriders & golf swings: Highlights for May 5-9, 2017

Please do call it ‘FRISCO,’ say students who created the event acronym for Friday Is Successful College Opportunities for the day that soon-to-be SFUSD graduates descend upon the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus to explore the College Resource Fair & Career Expo and even enroll in City College classes. ... Read more


Citywide SFUSD Arts Festival opens Saturday, April 29

This coming weekend and throughout the week, thousands of students, teachers and community members will be streaming through the Asian Art Museum to see what San Francisco’s students have been thinking, drawing, filming and practicing all year long. ... Read more


Promoting healthy hearts & hospitality: Highlights for April 25 - May 1, 2017

SF Giants World Series Champion pitcher George Kontos will be taking part in an annual year-end celebration with students at Lafayette Elementary, planned by student athletes in the Washington High AIMS (Athletes in Math Succeed) program. Kontos, a Northwestern economics graduate, will visit with students and take part in an assembly that inspires kids to speak up on someone's behalf when they are bullied.... Read more


Honoring a young hero & prioritizing high-needs students: Highlights for April 18 - 24

When his uncle was having a medical emergency, 12-year-old Adrian Perez didn't panic-instead, he called 911, followed the public safety dispatcher's instructions while waiting for the paramedics to arrive and saved his uncle's life.... Read more

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