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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


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

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