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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 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


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


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


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


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

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