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From the Desk of the Superintendent


Schools out for the summer, but the learning continues

This week marks the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year, and what a year it’s been.... Read more


Class of 2019 prepared for real-world experiences

I remember 40 years ago when I was preparing to graduate from McAteer. The internet and smartphones didn’t yet exist. Drivers Ed and swimming were still graduation requirements. Suffice it to say, the class of 2019 is entering a different world than when I graduated.... Read more


Schools are made up of more than teachers

When you think about the people who work at your school or your child’s school, your mind might first go to the teachers and the principal.... Read more


SFUSD programs help students get to college

With less than a month to graduation, a well-known song from “The Temptations” has been playing in my head — but I’ve adapted the lyrics a bit.... Read more


How to show a teacher your appreciation

Chances are, you remember at least some of the great teachers you had while you were in school. As an SFUSD student who had many great teachers, and as a former teacher myself, I can tell you firsthand the important role that teachers play in the lives of our young scholars.... Read more


SFUSD Arts Festival a chance to see creativity in action

How creative are our students? Let me count the ways. Actually, you can count the ways yourself at the 34th annual SFUSD Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts hosted by our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department and arts institutions across the City.... Read more


SF schools committed to helping the earth

We’re celebrating earth day every day here at the San Francisco Unified School District. We’re improving our recycling practices, encouraging energy saving initiatives, exploring clean transportation options and more.... Read more


Proudly supporting our LGBTQ youth

Though our city lights up in June with Pride events, our schools get a head start. Aligned with our mission of providing each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century, SFUSD celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) members of our community with special events and lessons throughout the month of April.... Read more


SFUSD celebrates nationally-certified teachers

We know our teachers work hard every day, but did you know that each year dozens of San Francisco Unified School District teachers voluntarily put themselves through one of the most rigorous programs in the country – on top of teaching every day – to become even better at their craft?... Read more


School libraries provide a place for students to be curious

When I was both a student and teacher at SFUSD, one of my favorite places in school was the library. The library is a special place for many reasons — it’s a nurturing and inviting space where students experience all things literary, from reading to writing to exploring the world of knowledge. Learning never ends in a library.... Read more