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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.

07/18/17

Here's how 10 San Francisco high schools performed on the AP exams

Drew Costley | SF Gate
San Francisco's Lowell High School had the highest number of passing scores on the Advanced Placement exams in 2015-16 and the highest percentage of students who took AP exams out of all schools in the San Francisco Unified School District, according to new data from the California Department of Education.... Read more

07/18/17

New Mission Bay public school to be launched within five years

Jessica Zimmer | The Potrero View
Last spring, the seven San Francisco Unified School Board members unanimously approved a resolution to direct newly appointed San Francisco Unified School District superintendent Vincent Matthew to begin planning a school in Mission Bay. The institution – kindergarten through fifth, sixth, or eighth grades – is expected to be completed by 2023. ... Read more

07/14/17

S.F. schools initiate more support for kids whose parents are in jail

Matt Haney | SF Chronicle
Nationwide, some 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent; including 1 out of every 9 black children. According to a city of San Francisco estimate, 17,993 children in San Francisco had a parent who was incarcerated over the prior year. Most of these children are enrolled in San Francisco public schools. ... Read more

06/15/17

What’s in a name: Potrero Hill’s parks and schools

Jessica Zimmer | The Potrero View
Enola D. Maxwell, which used to be the name of a middle school campus, continues as the moniker of the 655 De Haro Street San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) facility. The site most recently was home to a comprehensive high school, International Studies Academy, which closed in 2016 due to low enrollment. SFUSD now uses the first floor of the Maxwell building for its Department of Technology, with San Francisco International High School relocating to the location this month. ... Read more

06/13/17

Looking at education with Carol Kocivar

Debi Kennedy | KALW
"Mentoring for Success" matches San Francisco students with mentors to help build skills for academic and social emotional success. Joining Carol are Laurie Vargas and Kim Levine, who talk about how they work to support students.... Read more

05/29/17

New superintendent details his first days in SF public schools

Michael Barba | SF Examiner
On a recent Wednesday, the new superintendent of San Francisco’s public schools raised a clear cylinder into the air for the entire room to see. “This is Galileo High School,” Vincent Matthews said in his deep voice, placing three pieces of fabric inside like students entering campus. He then stacked a pair of tubes over the cylinder: one representing community, the other educators.... Read more

05/27/17

Art project seeks to uplift SF students after Trump election

Jill Tucker | SF Gate
Teachers and administrators at a San Francisco school for months have been trying to reassure students — some who were brought into the country illegally or whose parents lack legal documentation — that they are safe and supported at school amid an intense political climate.... Read more

05/26/17

SF student delivers heartfelt graduation speech

Jessica Christian | San Francisco Examiner
Caps and gowns were ubiquitous in San Francisco this week, but one graduate in particular stood out from the rest with a heartfelt speech about the challenges he overcame in high school. Nathan Pon, a senior at Washington High School, told a crowd of his peers Thursday that he would not have graduated without the support he found at school.... Read more

05/24/17

Mission District bilingual school unveils art with message of inclusion and unity

Frances Saux | Mission Local
After a year of divisive political rhetoric aimed at immigrants, the teachers and parents at San Francisco’s first public Spanish-English immersion school hoped creating the work of art would send its students a powerful message: They are loved and important despite the tone of the national conversation about diversity.... Read more

05/24/17

SF public schools add protections for undocumented students

Michael Barba | SF Examiner
Students in San Francisco spearheaded a policy approved Tuesday at the Board of Education that further protects undocumented students and families from federal immigration authorities under President Donald Trump.... Read more

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