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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.

04/19/17

San Francisco boy honored for saving uncle's life after calling 911

Lyanne Melendez | ABC 7
A 12-year-old boy was honored by his school and by the city of San Francisco for calling 911 and saving his uncle's life. On Wednesday, Adrian Perez met the dispatcher who helped him along the way. "I want you to put one hand on his forehead and the other under his chin and tilt his head back," she said during the 911 call.... Read more

04/13/17

Mission High Basketball team honored at City Hall

Lola M. Chavez | Mission Local
Mayor Ed Lee and the supervisors honored the Mission High School basketball team on Wednesday evening for doing what no other high school in San Francisco has accomplished – winning a statewide basketball title. In late March the team won the statewide Division 3 title in an 82-75 overtime win against Villa Park High School. For this they were handed the key to the city, certificates and loads of kudos.... Read more

04/13/17

US history comes alive for SF students attending ‘Hamilton’

Filipa Ioannou | SF Gate
Since the opening at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on March 10, ticket prices for performances have shot into the stratosphere, way beyond the reach of students like Nathan. But on Wednesday, he was among a group of lucky high school students who got to experience the show for free as part of the educational program #EduHam that first launched in New York.... Read more

04/12/17

UW study suggests federal school-improvement grants weren’t a complete waste

Neal Morton | Seattle Times
Seven years and $7 billion wasted. That was the general reaction to a report released in the final days of the Obama administration that found no proof that a federal program aimed at improving the nation’s lowest-performing schools did any good.... Read more

04/12/17

San Francisco students help save bees after population declines

The bee population is declining around the world, threatening food crops and our ecosystem, so some students at Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco are trying to help save them. The school recently installed two beehives on its roof and are now learning about the life cycle of bees, and how they pollinate crops.... Read more

04/12/17

San Francisco Unified School District graduation rates on the rise

Graduation rates for San Francisco’s public high school students have continued to increase overall, according to state data released this week. The overall graduation rate for students in 2015 was 86.5 percent, higher than the state rate of 82.7 percent, according to the California Department of Education’s 2015-2016 Cohort Outcome Data, which was released Tuesday.... Read more

04/06/17

Student Voices: LGBTQ + history as a road map

Jenn Bowman | SF Bay Times
As the teacher of Mission High School’s first LGBTQ+ class, I often feel a pang of jealousy. I think about what it would have been like for myself, as a young questioning queer student, to be exposed to LGBTQ history and gender studies in high school.... Read more

04/04/17

Q&A: Melissa Dodd on filling in the access to tech gap

Dan Tynan | EdTech
As CTO of San Franciso Unified School District, Melissa Dodd has spent many hours trying ensure that all of their 57,000 students have equal access to the tech tools needed to innovate. We talked with Dodd about this process.... Read more

04/02/17

San Francisco's Mission High basketball team treated to special night at Oracle Arena

Lilian Kim | ABC 7
Mission High School's boys' basketball team is still enjoying the spotlight, more than one week since capturing the state championship, the first time ever for a San Francisco public school. The team was treated to special seats at the Warriors game, where they were recognized for their historic run.... Read more

03/29/17

San Francisco names Vincent Matthews as new superintendent

The San Francisco Board of Education announced Wednesday that it has selected Vincent Matthews to serve as the next school superintendent. Matthews is a San Francisco native who obtained his education from schools located in the city. The district said Matthews has spent 30 years as an educator, working as teacher, principal and superintendent, the district said in a written statement.... Read more

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