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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


San Francisco’s graduation rate rises to 86.5%

The California Department of Education (CDE) has released its 2015-16 Cohort Outcome Data, which includes graduation rates as well as a-g course completion rates. San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) rates continue to improve and exceed statewide rates by nearly four percentage points. ... Read more


Bootcamp, bees & basketball: Highlights for April 11-17, 2017

Two students at John O'Connell High are taking community wellness into their own hands by offering a Fitness Boot Camp for the neighborhood. The students, a 12th-grader and a 10th-grader, are trained as wellness coaches and teach participants how to live healthy without going to a gym by using body-based workouts. The students also started the boot camp to fundraise for donations to fix equipment in the school's fitness lab. So far, the class is attracting neighbors, teachers and other students- -- and there's still room for participants to join.... Read more


District proposes compensation package to SF teachers union

Today the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) made a significant total compensation package offer to the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF). The package includes a proposed salary schedule increase of 10 percent over three years to all UESF members. UESF members include teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, nurses and other certificated staff. ... Read more


Melissa Dodd named Outstanding CTO of the Year

San Francisco Unified School District’s Chief Technology Officer Melissa Dodd has been named “Outstanding CTO of the Year” by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Dodd accepted the award at the organization’s annual conference today. ... Read more


Making robots & going global: Highlights for April 4 - 10, 2017

Seventh graders at Willie Brown Middle School have been working on robotics projects in teams composed of a mechanical engineer, an electrical engineer and a computer engineer as part of the school’s hands-on, project-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. ... Read more


San Francisco Board of Education Announces Finalist for San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent

Today the San Francisco Board of Education announced that they have selected Vincent Matthews as their finalist to serve as the District’s next superintendent. Vincent Matthews is a 30-year veteran in education and has held a range of roles including teacher, principal and superintendent. ... Read more


Out of harm's way & leading in green: Highlights for March 21-27, 2017

San Francisco’s Muni and Emergency Management departments have been upgrading signage along the city’s tsunami zones, and now it’s time to remind citizens where to go if a tsunami is coming. More than a hundred Marina Middle School students will be demonstrating how to follow the signs to their neighborhood tsunami shelter, which happens to be their very own school.... Read more

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