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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.


Political notebook: affordability tops agenda of SF gay school trustee

Matthew S. Bajko | Bay Area Reporter
With teachers increasingly unable to afford to live in San Francisco, affordability issues are at the top of school board member Mark Sanchez's agenda this year. "We have to have a laser-like focus on that," said Sanchez in a recent interview with the Bay Area Reporter. "I want the people working day-to-day with kids to stay in those jobs and provide them the necessary salary to do that and live here. Everything else to me is a sideshow."... Read more


The School Board’s rising star - Stevon Cook

Armand Domalewski | Bay City Beacon
Sometimes when you are talking to Stevon Cook, you can literally feel how he could be San Francisco “next big thing”. A third-generation San Franciscan that rose from a difficult childhood to a successful career in politics, Cook has a story that City voters just want to hear.... Read more


"We're very powerful": Three San Francisco students remember the Women's March on Washington

Hannah Kingsley-Ma | KALW
Among the marchers in Washington D.C. were 16 students from the San Francisco Unified School District. Over thirty individuals donated money to the district specifically to send young women of color to the March. Students from the district’s Peer Resource program applied to represent their schools. ... Read more


SF school leaders dive into details of building teacher housing

Michael Barba | San Francisco Examiner
School leaders shed light Monday on plans to build affordable housing for educators who are struggling to afford the exorbitant cost-of-living in San Francisco. The San Francisco Unified School District could begin to look for a nonprofit developer as early as this summer to build 100 to 150 units of affordable housing in San Francisco, according to Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh.... Read more


SF Unified sends robocall promising to protect children during Trump Immigration crackdown

The chaos and confusion surrounding President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from 7 Muslim countries prompted San Francisco school officials to send out a robocall Monday morning reassuring parents their children would be safe during the crackdown.... Read more


SF school board replaces Columbus Day

Joy Kalu | San Francisco News
The San Francisco Board of Education unanimously voted to remove Columbus Day from the academic calendar and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day on Tuesday, January 24. According to Board of Education member Matt Haney, the board acted after parents and students of American Indian descent raised concerns about dedicating a day to celebrating Christopher Columbus.... Read more


SF public schools calm fears about Trump’s order on immigration

Michael Barba | San Francisco Examiner
The San Francisco Unified School District issued a notice Sunday to address concerns about the executive order on immigration that President Donald Trump signed last week. The school district said that the executive order, which initiated a crackdown on undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities across the nation, “does not have any effect on how we respond to our students’ rights in San Francisco public schools.”... Read more


San Francisco school board removes rule requiring some students to attend ‘Oriental school’

Chris Fuchs | NBC News
The San Francisco school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a century-old policy requiring that Asian-American students attend an "oriental" school. The decision was intended to officially strike from the books a rule passed in 1906 mandating that children of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese descent attend an "Oriental School" in San Francisco's Chinatown. ... Read more


SF students participate in march to honor MLK

Daniel Montes | SF Bay News
Hundreds of the students from San Francisco Unified School District schools in and around the city’s Bayview neighborhood took to the streets Friday to honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of Monday’s holiday.... Read more


SF school board elects new leaders amid superintendent search

Michael Barba | San Francisco Examiner
The San Francisco Board of Education has a fresh set of leaders to guide it as it selects the next superintendent of public schools. At its first regular meeting of the year, the school board unanimously elected Shamann Walton to serve as president and Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell as vice president.... Read more

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