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2016 News Archive


SFUSD launches its first district-based credentialing program in latest step to alleviate teacher shortage

Aspiring teachers now have a new route to San Francisco classrooms: SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. Now accepting applications and nominations, the one-year credentialing program will train new teachers to build strong relationships in their school communities while developing standards-based and culturally relevant curriculum for students in the city’s highest-need schools and subject areas.... Read more


Singing, coding and STEAMing: Highlights for December 13-16, 2016

Students at AccessSFUSD: The Arc are holding their eighth annual holiday sing-along with guest musicians Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero on violin and Director of Visual and Performing Arts Rob Daniels on piano. AccessSFUSD is a community-based program focused on teaching functional life skills to students between the ages of 18 to 22 who receive special education services. ... Read more


Statement regarding tragic death of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts student in Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire

An 11th grader from Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) is one of the confirmed deceased from the Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire that occurred on Friday, Dec. 2.... Read more


Black beans & solar suitcases: Highlights for November 29 - December 4, 2016

Continuing its tradition of partnering with Pie Ranch, Mission High’s Urban Culture Pathway students will be debuting a new food item at lunch that they helped to harvest. This coming Tuesday, the Mission High menu will feature black turtle beans. ... Read more


Kids vote for president & tackle tough issues: Highlights for Nov. 3 - 8, 2016

Hoover Middle School students will be heading downtown on Saturday to tackle youth homelessness, affordable housing, gender gap issues ,and cyberbullying during the annual Civic Tech Challenge. ... Read more


Board discusses superintendent search and community engagement plan

The SF Board of Education met with consultants from the Leadership Associates Executive Search Firm to discuss the search for the next SFUSD Superintendent. The Board and consultants reviewed an engagement plan and discussed other phases of the recruitment and hiring process, including recruitment of a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, reference checking, and the interview process. ... Read more


Opportunity to learn: Schools get creative for Halloween

SF Public Montessori has its own annual Halloween tradition, called “Historical Halloween.” All students choose a historical person to research, then dress up as that person and present them to their classmates. his year, second and third graders are creating their own live museum of characters for upperclassmen to visit and learn more about these historical figures. ... Read more


SF School Board adopts College and Career Pathway Agreement so high school students can take more City College courses

To provide more opportunities for SFUSD high school students, the San Francisco Board of Education is charting new territory with the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The SFUSD College and Career Access Pathway Partnership Agreement (CCAP) opens up access to City College classes at high school campuses to more students. ... Read more


New City Services to Provide Housing Assistance to San Francisco Unified School District Educators

Today, SFUSD Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and United Educators of San Francisco President Lita Blanc, alongside civic, nonprofit and labor organization leaders of Homeownership SF which includes Asian Inc, Balance, Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC), the Justice and Diversity Center of the BAR Association of San Francisco announced joint investments and services to provide housing assistance, eviction defense, and increase access to affordable housing opportunities for San Francisco educators.... Read more


A salsa side dish & a lot of data: Highlights for Oct. 25 - Oct. 30, 2016

Students at Galileo High created a new salsa recipe for SFUSD’s school lunches, and they will be taste testing it before it goes districtwide. SFUSD is part of the California Thursdays network, which celebrates the abundance and creativity of California by creating a new recipe for this popular California condiment.... Read more

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