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2011 News Archive


Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Awarded U.S. Dept Of Education 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco’s Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a Promise Neighborhoods planning grant. Funding for a one-year $500,000 grant was awarded to support school improvement and revitalize the Mission neighborhood.... Read more


School District Mourns Passing of Philanthropist and Alumnus Warren Hellman

Warren Hellman, a graduate of SFUSD’s Lowell High School, died Sunday. Hellman supported many causes in San Francisco, among them San Francisco’s public schools. ... Read more


Highlights for December 11-17, 2011: Gingerbread Houses & Manly Mustaches

Milk cartons, Popsicle sticks, graham crackers, gum drops, and other edible decorations will be put into creative use at McKinley Elementary as 200 kindergarten, first and second graders converge in the auditorium for some holiday gingerbread house building... Read more


District Opens New Green Building to Teach Trades

Today San Francisco Unified School District opened a new multi-use green facility at John O’Connell High School for students from across the district to learn a range of construction trades.... Read more


District Shares Guiding Principles for Inclusive Practices and Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Last night, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services Cecelia Dodge presented to the Board of Education new guiding principles for the department and for the district for inclusive education.... Read more


Highlights for December 4-10, 2011: Burton’s Biggest Band Ever

Burton High now has the largest band in its history and is performing its first winter concert in ten years. ... Read more


Highlights for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 201: A Blue Ribbon & a Native American Garden

Ulloa Elementary is celebrating its recent designation as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 305 schools in the nation to be selected this year by the U.S. Department of Education. ... Read more


Highlights for November 20-26, 2011: Two Big Meals & One Big Game

Students at the Chinese Education Center (CEC) are celebrating their first Thanksgiving with songs, a play, a fashion show with entirely recycled materials, and then they will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal... Read more


Highlights for November 13-19: Rainwater Harvesting and First Thanksgivings

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will join Alice Fong Yu students, parents, staff, and faculty in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the school’s new rainwater harvesting system that captures water runoff from the garden tool shed roof and diverts it into a 660-gallon cistern... Read more


Highlights for November 6-12: Building Careers and Solar Kitchens

Fifteen SF restaurants, including Jardiniére, Foreign Cinema and Millennium are helping the organization From the Garden to the Table raise funds to build a solar-powered teaching kitchen at Everett Middle School.... Read more

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