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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


Free breakfast for 37,000 students & vaccination updates: Highlights for Aug. 23-29, 2016

Starting this school year, 37,000 SFUSD students will get breakfast and lunch for free without having to fill out paperwork. This is because 54 schools are now taking part in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. ... Read more


SFUSD information regarding free and reduced-price meals programs

This is the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Student Nutrition Services’ annual announcement regarding the policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed on request.... Read more


New report shows SFUSD eighth grade students outperforming peers in Math

A new report from SRI Education on SFUSD’s Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) Learning Initiative shows SFUSD’s eighth grade students ahead of peers in other school districts when it comes to math performance. ... Read more


San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza is top pick to lead Houston Independent School District

Superintendent Richard A. Carranza announced today that he has accepted a preliminary offer from the Houston Independent School District Board of Education to lead the 215,000 student Texas school district. The Houston Independent School District is the seventh largest in the nation.... Read more


District Offers Signing Bonuses for Special Education Teachers and Aides

With the hope of attracting more applicants to fill 70 current openings for Special Education teachers and 90 openings for Special Education Instructional Aides, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is offering signing bonuses for the first time in recent history. ... Read more


SF Board of Education approves budget for 2016-17 (Funding increases for teacher salaries and retirement funds)

The San Francisco Board of Education has approved the 2016-17 operating budget for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The budget for next year totals $823.9 million in expenditures, an increase of approximately $38 million over the previous year. ... Read more


SFUSD adopts new Physical Education policy

The San Francisco Board of Education has passed a resolution to provide clarity regarding San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Physical Education requirements. ... Read more

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