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2013 News Archive


Early Education & Floral Fun - Highlights for December 17-20, 2013

In 2010, the state’s Kindergarten Readiness Act changed the month by which a child must be five years old in order to enroll in kindergarten. It also established a Transitional Kindergarten grade, also known as TK, for students who would turn five in the few months that had formerly been covered by kindergarten... Read more


National Computer Science Education Week - Highlights for November December 9-16, 2013

As statistics show, computing jobs in this country are being created faster than they can be filled, and more than 50 percent of all future math and science occupations will likely be in computing occupations... Read more


Winning Videos & Workplace Skills - Highlights for November December 3-9, 2013

Earlier this fall, SF District Attorney George Gascón called upon middle and high school students to once again get creative and make a video to show how teens can stop bullying, this year with a focus on cyberbullying... Read more


A First Thanksgiving & a Football Championship - Highlights for November 26 - December 2, 2013

The newcomer students at the Chinese Education Center (CEC) will be celebrating their very first Thanksgiving in the United States with songs and a play.... Read more


A First Thanksgiving & A Jump on College Credit - Highlights for November 19-25, 2013

Wearing their best clothes, dozens of newly-emigrated elementary students will gather to enjoy a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie... Read more


Twenty Schools Receive Awards For Impact and Innovation

Last night, 20 schools were awarded cash prizes for demonstrating an impact on student achievement, or innovative strategies and practices, for serving historically underserved student populations. The awards are part of the Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA) approved by San Francisco voters in 2008... Read more


SFUSD and Common Sense Media Conduct District-wide Digital Media Safety Instruction Day

Today all students in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) took time in class to learn the basics of digital citizenship, which includes how to be safe and smart online. ... Read more


A Million Books & Money for College - Highlights for November 12-18, 2013

SFUSD library books hit a million in circulation this fall - a result of more librarians and more money for books over the last few years. As libraries grow, new book clubs have been springing up across the district where students and staff take breaks to come together and discuss a chosen title they’ve all checked out from the library... Read more


Sand Castles Revived & Artwork Installed - Highlights for November 5-11, 2013

Game on! Canceled last month due to the government shutdown, the largest sand castle competition in Northern California has come back to life. Local architects, construction workers and others are joining 24 public elementary schools for this contest... Read more


Dressing Up & Choosing Schools - Highlights for October 29-Nov. 4, 2013

Ghosts, vampires and “Despicable Me” minions will be on parade again this year as schools across the city celebrate Halloween.... Read more

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