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Media Coverage

Check out a sample of what the media is saying about our students and the work we do in the District. These stories were originally published in newspapers, online, and/or broadcast by television and radio.


Cool Schools: Willie Brown Middle School

Kenny Choi | KPIX
Students call him 'Swiff'. He's in charge of security at the school, but his true passion is to lift every student's voice in and out of the classroom through music.... Read more


Sunset district school principal given national award

The principal of an elementary school in San Francisco’s Sunset District is one of eight nationwide who are the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership, U.S. Department of Education officials announced Wednesday.... Read more


From new school buses to bike rides, SFUSD close to revamping kid transit

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez | SF Examiner
When Illise Villacorta-Alatriste was growing up in sunny Alameda, she would shepherd her younger brother onto an AC Transit bus to shuttle them both to school. Now 24, Villacorta-Alstriste still hasn’t obtained a driver’s license. ... Read more


SFUSD schools, murals destined for landmark status

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
A 1,600-square-foot mural depicting scenes from the life of George Washington has existed on a wall inside George Washington High School for some eight decades. For at least half that time, the mural — and, more recently, the school’s name — have stirred controversy.... Read more


Sandy Hook group promotes gun reform in SF

A "promise" to do better in protecting our children. On Monday, a national gun reform campaign came to a San Francisco school. It's called "Say Something." Speakers from the group "Sandy Hook Promise" spoke to middle school students at Lawton Alternative School in the Outer Sunset. The topic? Recognizing the signs that something is wrong with a fellow student or community member, and reporting it to a trusted adult.... Read more


Up-and-coming San Francisco schools 2017

Details and highlights on schools provided by SFUSD.... Read more


SF officials join students in Walk and Roll School Day

Jessica Christian | SF Examiner
Crowds of students from Cleveland Elementary School, accompanied by their parents, siblings, teachers and volunteers gathered at Excelsior Playground in San Francisco’s Excelsior District Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to participate in Walk and Roll School Day, an event hosted to encourage students and others to practice safe habits while crossing streets as well as promoting the benefits of walking to school over driving. ... Read more


Despite drop in evictions, SF leaders still fight for tenant protections for youth and families

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
Evictions have dropped in San Francisco for the first time in six years, but that isn’t stopping city leaders from calling for new tenant protections and defending ones that have been challenged. The San Francisco Rent Board eviction data collected through June shows that the number of reported evictions notices hovered at 1,798 this year — down 22 percent from last year. ... Read more


San Francisco's top-performing schools, according to recent test scores

Filipa Ioannou | SF Gate
In San Francisco, the only urban district in the state where more than half of students were proficient in math and English, historically high-performing schools generally continued to perform well in 2017. Lowell High School boasted the largest share of students meeting expectations in both math and English among San Francisco's public high schools.... Read more


Using a jigsaw activity to help every student engage with literature

Katrina Schwartz | KQED
Jigsaw activities are not a new innovation in education. Teachers have been using the strategy for years because it blends independent work with the power of group work to extend learning. John Hattie even found that it was one of the only activities in his model that helped students acquire and consolidate both surface and deep knowledge.... Read more

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