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2012 News Archive



Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Awarded U.S. Department of Education 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Grant

Five-Year, Up To $30 Million Grant to Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco Unified School District & City to Improve Education in Mission Neighborhood... Read more


Board of Education Approves New Meal Contract Award to Revolution Foods

Under new contract more than 55,000 students at 114 schools across the district will have access to fresher school meal options. ... Read more


Giving & Singing - Highlights for Dec. 18-24, 2012

The third Wednesday of each month is the much-anticipated Salad Day at Rosa Parks Elementary, where volunteers harvest greens from the schoolyard garden and create a mixed green lunch for students and staff.... Read more


Statement from Mayor Lee & SFUSD on elementary school tragedy in Connecticut

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Richard A. Carranza today issued the following joint statement in the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut... Read more


Student Caterers and Solar Panels - Highlights for Dec. 11-17, 2012

Students in the Culinary Arts and Management class at O’Connell High will be demonstrating their skills to the Board of Education Tuesday night... Read more


Including & Shadowing - Highlights for Dec. 4 - 10, 2012

In an increasingly competitive job and college market, many students in SFUSD Academies and Pathways are getting a genuine head start in choosing a career while still in high school.... Read more


SFUSD Shares Intent to Offer New Meals Contract to Revolution Foods, Inc.

Today the San Francisco Unified School District notified Revolution Foods, Inc. of its intent to award the company a contract to begin providing school meals at 114 schools starting on January 7, 2013 - the first day of the second semester... Read more


Highlights for November 27-Dec. 3, 2012 - Planting Daffodils & Observing Asexual Planaria

Every student at West Portal Elementary will be planting their own daffodil bulb on the school grounds this Tuesday. “Daffodil Day” began a few years ago as a way to build community, and now hundreds of individual daffodil photos grace a wall of the school... Read more


Highlights for November 18-26, 2012 - Free Haircuts at School

Children who attend schools in the Superintendent’s Mission Zone will be treated to a spiffing up with free haircuts just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday... Read more


District and Local Carpenters Union Sign First-of-its-Kind Agreement

Superintendent Richard A. Carranza met with officials from the Carpenters Union Local #22 today to sign an agreement that will guarantee qualifying high school students direct entry into the union’s carpenter apprenticeship program, which means guaranteed career placement at union scale wages... Read more

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