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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.

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12/18/17

The new school of San Francisco brings unique curriculum to Potrero Hill

Brett Yates | The Potrero View
Last summer, two schools moved into the Enola Maxwell campus, 655 De Haro Street, which’d been largely vacant for more than a year after International Studies Academy relocated to different grounds. One of the two institutions now housed on the site is San Francisco International High School, San Francisco Unified School District’s only school dedicated exclusively to accommodating newly immigrated teenagers. ... Read more

12/17/17

SF 5th-graders ride Muni to prepare for independent travel

Michael Cabanatuan | SF Chronicle
Minutes after climbing aboard Muni Metro’s L-Taraval, a herd of 10-year-old San Francisco schoolchildren peered into the darkness, searching for an abandoned subway stop known as a “ghost station.” Farther along, at Forest Hill Station, they rode an elevator to the top of the oldest subway station in the West, then descended to the other side by clambering down a seemingly endless set of stairs.... Read more

12/14/17

Galileo football aims to conquer state

Ethan Kassel | SF Examiner
When the California Interscholastic Federation first announced its decision to increase the number of state championship games from five to 13, it was met with bewilderment. The results, however, couldn’t have been any better. When the California Interscholastic Federation first announced its decision to increase the number of state championship games from five to 13, it was met with bewilderment. The results, however, couldn’t have been any better.... Read more

12/12/17

Looking at education with Carol Kocivar

Debi Kennedy | KALW
Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar for Tuesday December 12, 2017. Joining Carol are Erica Lingrell and Christopher Pepper from SFUSD, who discuss changes in how health is taught in schools. Among the topics: Teaching kids about sexuality and "consent".... Read more

12/12/17

SF education leaders recall Mayor Lee’s commitment to city’s youth

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
Schools throughout the San Francisco Unified School District were ordered to fly their flags at half-staff Tuesday morning in honor of The City’s late mayor, whom the district described as a “cherished member of our school communities.” Mayor Ed Lee, who led The City as mayor since 2011, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.... Read more

12/10/17

San Francisco public school receives major education award

Jay Cheng | The Bay City Beacon
Last week, the San Francisco Unified School District announced that Ulloa Elementary had been named as a National Title I Distinguished School. Only two schools in every state are selected for the honor every year, and the California Department of Education chose Ulloa Elementary as one of the two.... Read more

11/30/17

Lincoln volleyball makes history as first S.F. public school to reach state title game

Ethan Kassel | SF Examiner
Just as Mission’s boys basketball did eight months ago, Lincoln’s girls volleyball team is attempting to become the first San Francisco public school to win a state title. In fact, no San Francisco public school team had ever won more than a play-in game in the state volleyball tournament until this year. Both Lincoln and City runner-up Lowell advanced out of the first round, and the Mustangs clinched the first state championship trip for any team from The City with last Saturday’s four-set victory over Sonora.... Read more

11/21/17

SEL bolsters math achievement for San Francisco USD

Roger Riddell | Education Dive
Incorporating social-emotional learning concepts like persistence and growth mindset into math instruction can create an environment in which students are comfortable with making mistakes and trying again, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Mathematics Supervisor Lizzy Hull Barnes writes in EdSurge.... Read more

11/19/17

Encouraging students to make mistakes to improve math outcomes

Lizzy Hull Barnes | Ed Source
Classroom teachers, education professors and psychologists are working to help us recapture mathematics as discipline that involves sense-making and reasoning, not just memorizing steps. No one has all the answers, but in the San Francisco Unified School District, our math curriculum emphasizes teaching students to persist using a mindset that allows them to make and learn from mistakes.... Read more

11/17/17

Immigrant SF students munch on early Thanksgiving feast

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
Sitting inside the cafeteria of the Mission Education Center, 9-year-old Alexandra examined a tray laden with cornbread, pumpkin pie, sliced turkey topped with gravy, and a pile of macaroni and cheese placed in front of her. ... Read more

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