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2018 News Archive


College Signing Day celebrates African American seniors' post-secondary plans

SFUSD will hold the African American Reach Higher: College Signing Day to celebrate African American students who have made plans to attend college or professional training program next year. The Reach Higher Initiative is part of former First Lady Michelle Obama's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.... Read more


SFUSD announces new leader for KALW as historic public radio station looks to the future

​The San Francisco Unified School District and its community broadcast service KALW, a pioneer in public broadcasting since 1941, have selected a new General Manager with deep roots in both public media and education to lead the station.... Read more


Balboa High School celebrates 90th anniversary

Balboa High School, the sixth oldest high school in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), is gearing up to celebrate its 90th anniversary this weekend with music, food and a classic car show on campus.... Read more


SF Giants player Austin Jackson to teach students importance of education

Students from Lafayette Elementary will be joined by San Francisco Giants player Austin Jackson for an end-of-year celebration to emphasize the importance of studying math while pursuing their athletic dreams, as part of an event planned by student athletes from Washington High's Athletes In Math Succeed (AIMS) program.... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: SFUSD elementary students receive 100 donated bikes, lessons in riding

SFUSD second to fifth grade students from four elementary schools (Bryant, Leonard Flynn, Daniel Webster and Marshall) will receive 100 donated bicycles, helmets and locks from the Rotary Club of San Francisco.... Read more


Six SFUSD schools named California Distinguished Schools

Six San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools have been named California Distinguished Schools: John Y. Chin Elementary, Lawton K-8, Claire Lilienthal K-8, Peabody Elementary, Sloat Elementary and Ulloa Elementary. ... Read more


SF Board of Education approves $73.7M spending plan for enrichment programs

The San Francisco Board of Education on Tuesday approved the $73.7 million Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) Expenditure Plan Proposal, which allocates voter-approved funds for sports, libraries, arts, music and other programs in the city's public schools. ... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Ulloa Elementary celebrates national distinguished school award

Ulloa Elementary School will host a community celebration in honor of receiving the prestigious National Title I Distinguished School recognition. The celebration will consist of students singing and dancing, and special remarks from city and school leaders.... Read more


SFUSD’s drug and alcohol education for students

In light of yesterday’s incident at James Lick Middle School, in which 10 students became ill after consuming cannabis, the San Francisco Unified School District is sharing more information about reported marijuana use among students and its approach to educating students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. ... Read more


SFUSD recruits potential bilingual Spanish educators for innovative teaching credential program

As a diversity driven district, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is recruiting for the second year of Pathway for Teaching program, focusing on training Bilingual Spanish and Special Education teachers for the city’s highest-need schools and subject areas.... Read more

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