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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.


New Mission Bay elementary school approved by San Francisco school board

San Francisco Unified School Board Members gave a green light Tuesday for a long overdue school project. The board voted to build an elementary school in the Mission Bay neighborhood. An upcoming vibrant part of San Francisco with a lot of new buildings, construction underway and the soon to be home of the Golden State Warriors arena, but one thing lacking in this community, a place for families to send their children to school. ... Read more


10th annual DogFest raises $105K for McKinley Elementary School

Diana Gaffney | Hoodline
There was no shortage of wagging tails and big smiles at the 10th Annual DogFest in Duboce Park last Saturday. The event raised nearly $125,000, which means $105,000 went to McKinley Elementary School, slightly less than the $108,000 raised in 2016.... Read more


Looking at education with Carol Kocivar

Debi Kennedy | KALW
Learn strategies San Francsico schools use to help kids make the healthy choice. Joining Carol are Saeeda Hafiz, wellness Policy Coordinator and Mark Elkin, teacher on Special Assignment .... Read more


My policy objectives for San Francisco public schools

Stevon Cook | The Huffington Post
The past several months have been a great learning experience serving as Commissioner on the San Francisco Board of Education. We recently selected Dr. Vincent Matthews as our finalist for Superintendent. ... Read more


The green effect: Teaching students to build a sustainable world

Dr. Rod Berger | The Huffington Post
In many respects, Nik Kaestner, Director of Sustainability at SFUSD, is heading up a testing ground for environmental policies that will eventually make their way across the country. San Francisco has built a reputation for its environmentally friendly approach, but it takes leadership like Kaestner to make it succeed and become nationally influential. ... Read more


"This Is What I Need To Do The Rest Of My LIfe": San Francisco science educator celebrates 25 years of hands-on instruction

Garvin Thomas | NBC Bay Area
There is treasure hidden under San Francisco's Mission High School. Not the traditional type of gold and silver but a treasure trove of bones, crystals, and hands-on science experiments. It's the home of Mission Science Workshop, celebrating its 25th year of teaching the city's school children about science.... Read more


Dine and Dish: Pizza school at Alamo Elementary

Vicki Liviakis | KRON 4
What kid doesn’t like pizza? Students at Alamo Elementary School in San Francisco’s outer Richmond neighborhood were given a hands-on lesson in the art of pizza making from a real life chef.... Read more


A school district that’s starting gender diversity conversations early

Laurin Mayeno | The Huffington Post
It’s a Tuesday after school and 25 elementary school personnel are gathered at the Office of School Health of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). They are there to learn about gender diversity and how to bring this conversation into the elementary schools. The District is breaking new ground by giving educators tools and resources to make their classrooms, curriculum, and health services inclusive of children of all gender identities and expressions.... Read more


For Mission High coach victory is sweet, but it’s all about the kids

Alejandro Galicia Diaz | El Tecolote
Winning it all is what every coach dreams of—leading a team to victory, breaking records, making history. But for Arnold Zelaya, coach of the state champion Mission High School Bears, it’s much more than that. It’s about dedicating his time, effort, passion and love to his basketball team, and if they happen to win something along the way, so much the better.... Read more


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

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