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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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10/04/17

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

10/02/17

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

09/28/17

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

09/28/17

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

09/27/17

At Mission High, a way out

Peter King | Sports Illustrated
On the running track encircling storied Kezar Stadium, a few minutes before the start of inner-city Mission High’s game against visiting non-conference San Mateo, senior safety/running back Jamal Dixon, dressed in his brown Mission Bears uniform, approaches his mother for their weekly ritual. From the stands, the scent of marijuana wafts down from the tiny crowd. But mother and son don’t notice. They’re locked onto each other.... Read more

09/25/17

SF public schools to shift focus, resources on homeless students as numbers rise

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
More than 2,100 students attending San Francisco public schools were identified as homeless in the last school year, and to the chagrin of education leaders, that number is climbing steadily. An unaffordability crisis that has resulted in the displacement of families from their homes throughout The City has also factored into an increasing homelessness rate among youth in San Francisco, where one in every 25 students was homeless in the 2015-16 school year.... Read more

09/20/17

SF school district hopes to phase out fossil fuels by 2040

Laura Waxmann | SF Examiner
The San Francisco Unified School District is expected to join The City in tackling climate change with a resolution that aims to phase out fossil fuels by 2040. The resolution, sponsored by Board of Education Commissioner Matt Haney and Vice President Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, will go before the Budget and Business Services Committee today for analysis and, if approved, move to the full board for vote.... Read more

09/13/17

San Francisco school board moves forward on teacher housing project

Jill Tucker | SF Gate
The San Francisco school board took a big step toward building apartments for some teachers and their classroom aides, a closely watched project that seeks to ease the housing crisis for educators. The board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to enter into an agreement with Mayor Ed Lee’s office of housing and development to pursue the construction of up to 150 units on a former school site in the Outer Sunset neighborhood.... Read more

09/12/17

SF considers adding more yellow school buses

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez | SF Examiner
Yellow school buses may once again roam San Francisco streets in great number. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will explore funding a study on how to revive funding for yellow school buses in San Francisco, officials said in a transportation authority meeting Tuesday.... Read more

09/12/17

Salesforce aims to help immigrant students with donations to San Francisco, Oakland school

Becky Peterson | Business Insider
On Tuesday, Benioff is putting his company's money where his mouth is. Salesforce.org, Salesforce's nonprofit offshoot, is giving $12.2 million to the San Francisco and Oakland unified school districts, part of which will be used to support students from immigrant and refugee families. ... Read more

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