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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.


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


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


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


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


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


Early-Education Research: transitional-kindergarten evaluation in San Francisco

The Stanford-San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) research-practice partnership is a unique program that brings together researchers and practitioners to collaborate, exchange ideas, and leverage each other's expertise. As a researcher within that partnership, my goal is to contribute to fielding timely studies that provide useable knowledge to teachers and administrators as well as interesting information to the broader field.... Read more


10,000-book giveaway leaves SF teachers with feel-good ending

Filipa Ioannou | SF Gate
Koehler, 32, a fourth-grade teacher at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School in Chinatown, said that for her students, reading is vital because many are English language learners and school is an important environment for practicing their language skills.... Read more


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

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