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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.


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


San Francisco elementary students knit scarves for homeless

Joe Rosato Jr. | NBC Bay Area
The chaotic din of elementary school kids playing on a playground at recess resounded across San Francisco’s John Muir Elementary — frenetic screams and whoops peppered with the whack of a basketball thumping asphalt. But up the concrete stairs in Joe Mannarino’s 4th floor classroom, the scene was decidedly more tranquil as a dozen students sat in ring — quietly knitting. ... Read more


Ida B. Wells' long table dinner

Peanut noodles are really popular with the guests. Joanna who's a senior at Ida B. Wells and her classmates in the Heat of the Kitchen program prepared and carried plate after plate course after course up the stairs in their Alamo Square building. ... Read more


National Day of Unplugging

The Academy SF at McAteer got a jump start on the National Day of Unplugging with a freshmen class retreat full of team building exercise. But Principal Markwith says unplugging is a year-long school-wide effort.... Read more


San Francisco students, teachers rally to end 'r' word at city hall

Lyanne Melendez | ABC 7
It's one of the hottest issues on social media today -- the discussion of ending the use of the "R" word. In San Francisco Wednesday, a group of students in special education rallied at city hall to explain why it's not okay to use it. ... Read more


SF advocates for people with disabilities to rally against 'R-word'

Michael Barba | SF Examiner
Advocates for people with disabilities in San Francisco are scheduled to rally Wednesday against the continued use of the "R-word," according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Former state Sen. Mark Leno and Board of Education member Rachel Norton will join Access SFUSD, a program for older students with disabilities, at City Hall around 10 a.m., according to the district. ... Read more


Science sparks excitement for middle school investigators

John King | SF Gate
Anyone who thinks of science as a narrow, arid realm had their hypothesis disproved on Saturday morning at the San Francisco Zoo. That’s where a morning-long event honored the 171 winners of middle school science fairs in San Francisco. The students represented 24 schools in the city, public and private. The range of topics ranged even wider—from the likes and dislikes of twins to the effect of cigarette butts on ocean acidification or whether people of different ages respond differently to shocks and if video games affect depth perception. ... Read more


San Francisco's Rooftop School uses art to engage students

Art is the focal point in Rooftop’s Pre-K to 8th grade classrooms, being used as way to engage students into the learning process. “Artwork gives them the freedom to express themselves which is really wonderful while maybe academically they are having a little problem,” said first grade teacher Joyce Woo. “Through their art, they can really access any kind of work that we are doing.” ... Read more


Why group work could be the key to English learner success

Katrina Schwartz | KQED
“It is easy for English learners to become marginalized or for their needs not to be taken into account,” said SFIHS principal Julie Kessler. “We have the luxury of having designed our entire program around the needs of this group that is often forgotten about or underserved in schools where multiple priorities exist.” ... Read more

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