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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.


Mission makes history with first-ever state title

Darren Sabedra | The Mercury News
One of the best stories this season, or any season, in Bay Area high school basketball completed a historic run Friday. Mission-San Francisco, state basketball champions. The Bears became the first public school from San Francisco to claim a state championship with a heart-pounding, gut-turning 82-75 overtime victory over Villa Park in the Division III boys title game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.... Read more


Head to high ground: students learn value of tsunami preparedness

Pete Suratos | NBC Bay Area
Students in San Francisco on Tuesday learned some potentially live-saving lessons. Taking part in Tsunami Preparedness Week, the students from Marina Middle School were instructed to head to higher ground when a tsunami is triggered and encouraged to adequately prepare in the event that disaster strikes.... Read more


Tsunami evacuation drill at Marina Middle School today

A tsunami evacuation drill is planned for today at a San Francisco middle school to educate students on proper safety procedures in the event of a tsunami. The drill begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Marina Green at Marina Boulevard and Fillmore Street. Students will walk inland toward higher ground along Fillmore Street, ending at the tsunami evacuation site at Marina Middle School.... Read more


Opt outside: An outdoor education program at Balboa High gets students engaged in school

Claire Stremple | KALW
If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you know about Golden Gate Park. But you might not have heard about San Francisco’s second largest park: McLaren. It borders the Portola District, a few blocks from KALW. And students from nearby high schools help restore McLaren Park as part of their studies. It’s an element of an environmental education program taking root in San Francisco schools.... Read more


'A Magical Feeling': San Francisco teacher yearns to bring surfing to every city high school

Joe Rosato Jr. | NBC Bay Area
On a crisp, almost sunny morning on a Pacifica beach, high school student Kevin Guzman wrestled with the arm of his wetsuit, tugging at it until it surrendered and slipped over his shoulder. A lifelong resident of San Francisco’s landlocked Mission District, Kevin would be the first to admit his young life has not been filled with the unquenchable thirst to surf. ... Read more


S2 Episode 2: The Big Pitch

Amy Standen and Judy Campbell | KQED
San Francisco International High School is the city’s only high school exclusively for recently arrived immigrants. But you can also think of it as a factory. What comes in are immigrant teenagers speaking 18 different languages, including Arabic, Russian, Tagalog and Spanish. Many haven’t been to school in years. Some have never used a three-ring binder, navigated a city or shared a classroom with a member of the opposite sex.... Read more


San Francisco middle school students get free screening of 'Hidden Figures'

Christine Liu grew up in Visitacion Valley, and on Monday, students from the Lipman and Visitacion Valley middle schools took a field trip to Daly City to see a free screening of “Hidden Figures” to inspire a passion for science.... Read more


SF school officials ready to start project in booming Mission Bay

Jill Tucker | San Francisco Chronicle
For nearly two decades, a 2.2-acre plot of land in San Francisco’s up-and-coming Mission Bay has remained undeveloped, set aside by the city and developers for a school that has never been built. Enrollment citywide was declining, and the school district didn’t need it.... Read more


How tech companies and school districts are partnering to build inclusive STEM pathways

Jared Karol | Tech Inclusion
Speaking on a panel at San Francisco’s Tech Inclusion Conference in October 2016, Landon Dickey, Special Assistant for African American Achievement & Leadership at San Francisco Unified School District, had this to say about building STEM Pathways from schools into tech companies: “Our beliefs start to solidify early on in terms of what we’re capable of, and where we belong. We have to start addressing and breaking down those mindsets as early as we can.”... Read more


Looking at education with Carol Kocivar

Debi Kennedy | KALW
Arts education in San Francisco public schools has grown dramatically. Kathy Fleming of SFUSD joins Carol to highlight the music, dance, drama and visual arts offerings in elementary schools. ... Read more

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