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01/14/19

Why four years of high school math matters

If your child is enrolled in a public school in San Francisco, their math classes will probably seem very different than how you learned math in school.... Read more

01/07/19

Deadline to apply to San Francisco public schools for next year is this week

Happy New Year! Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start thinking about August. Why? Because the deadline to apply to San Francisco’s public schools for the next school year is fast approaching.... Read more

12/17/18

Pitching student-centered solutions

What word comes to mind when you hear San Francisco public schools? If the word is innovative, then you’ve clearly been paying close attention to what’s happening in schools across the City.... Read more

12/10/18

Schools are better when everyone is included

Within the colorful walls of an elementary school last week, a teacher asked his students how they can be more inclusive. One student suggested, “If someone is hurt or injured, help them feel better.”... Read more

12/03/18

Measuring how San Francisco schools are doing

Here at the San Francisco Unified School District, we discuss improving education every day. And on a regular basis we stop to take a closer look at how we’re going about it, and ask ourselves what’s working and what do we need to do differently.... Read more

11/19/18

What I am grateful for on this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and soon we will gather with friends and family to eat and give thanks. Today I’d like to share a moment of gratitude for some of the many people who make our public schools so rich with learning, talent and love.... Read more

11/12/18

Getting the most out of parent-teacher conferences

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full time job. You juggle work and kids’ schedules. You try to make sure they eat good food, get plenty of sleep, stay on top of homework and, oh yeah, have fun. It can get hectic. Believe me, I know.... Read more

11/05/18

Helping students to grow as readers

There is a lot to love about November — sweet potato pie, extra cheesy macaroni and cheese, and football almost every night of the week — but nearest and dearest to my heart is literacy. That’s right, November is National Literacy Month.... Read more

10/29/18

How to love Halloween without all the sugar

Okay, time to admit something to everyone: I love Halloween. I really do. I love getting into the spirit of the day, the goofy and scary costumes. When my kids were little I loved taking them trick or treating then returning home, passing out treats and seeing whatever was the most popular costume that year.... Read more

10/15/18

SFUSD enrollment season is here

Where is your child going to school next year? It seems hard to believe, but it’s time to think about it. If yours will be entering kindergarten, transitional kindergarten, sixth grade, or ninth grade, you have a lot of options here in San Francisco’s public schools.... Read more