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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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A friendship forged at historic Tan Oak Park

Lyndsey Schlax | SF Bay Times
Nestled near a watering hole, a highway, and thick California redwoods is Tan Oak Park. To an outsider, it appears as a cluster of family vacation homes, or maybe a small campsite. Tan Oak Park, however, means so much more to those who live there. Since 1989, this cabin campground has housed many who are long term victims of HIV/AIDS and their caretakers.... Read more


Black student achievement focus of SFUSD superintendent’s first three months in office

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
The San Francisco Unified School District must develop detailed strategies to address black student outcomes and mend an achievement gap that “has remained at the same level for decades,” according to its new superintendent Vincent Matthews.... Read more


Jared Joiner on why education should be the leader in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

Katelyn Silva | Education Post
Jared Joiner is the executive director of strategy and communications for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), where he ensures students have the tools to fulfill the graduate profile outlined in the district’s Vision 2025 strategic plan. Joiner is also a 2011 alum of Education Pioneers (EP), a nonprofit that recruits and develops talented professionals from diverse backgrounds to work in education outside of the classroom.... Read more


11% raises in SF schools contract would be among tops in state

Karen de Sa | SF Gate
Double-digit salary increases for San Francisco educators proposed under contract terms agreed to over the weekend are among the highest being offered in the state, union and school district officials said a day after the two sides signed off on a tentative agreement.... Read more


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

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