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2018 News Archive


SFUSD expands program to teach reading habits to families in effort to close literacy gap

SFUSD has partnered with Springboard Collaborative, a national nonprofit created to close the reading achievement gap for low-income students by leveraging the capacity of families to support reading habits at home during summer recess.... Read more


Students create simulated roller coasters using algebraic equations

High school students taking Algebra 2 this summer will hold a “Polynomial Carnival” for preschoolers to showcase roller coasters they created.... Read more


SF Board of Education declares support for proposed state measure to amend Prop. 13

Initiative would generate $4.5 billion annually for California’s public schools ... Read more


SF Board of Education approves budget for 2018-19 school year

Revenue growth to fund raises and services for underserved students... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Recent Ruth Asawa School of the Arts graduate who won state award heads to New York City to compete for coveted national award

Cole Sisser, class of 2018 at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (RASOTA) and winner of the “Best Actor” award at the Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors ceremony in May, is now traveling to New York City for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (the Jimmy® Awards), presented by The Broadway League Foundation. Cole is the first ever RASOTA student to compete for the national award.... Read more


Youth lead resolution in support of cannabis-free schools

The San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved a student-led resolution in support of cannabis-free schools at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). ... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Black Star Rising Summer Program welcomes Head of Operations and Chief of Staff at eBay as guest speaker

The Black Star Rising Summer Program, offered by SFUSD to incoming African American high school freshmen students to increase their exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, will host Regina Wallace-Jones, Head of Operations and Chief of Staff at eBay, as a guest speaker.... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Galileo Health Academy students demonstrate EMT skills for SF Fire Department firefighters/paramedics

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology Health Academy students in the Pre EMT class will be tested by San Francisco Fire Department firefighters/paramedics on their ability to perform the six patient assessments they have learned.... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Aptos Middle School students build prosthetic hands for children

A group of seventh grade students at Aptos Middle School are using a 3D printer in their school's Makerspace to create prosthetic hands for children who have lost a hand due to war or an accident, or who were born with only one hand.... Read more


SFUSD launches three-year IT project to empower educators with real-time data to support students and better inform parents

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and its non-profit partner SPARK*SF Public Schools today announced the launch of the Unified Data Ecosystem Acceleration Project, a three-year project which will transform its current data systems to meet the growing needs of students and educators in the district.... Read more

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