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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.


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


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

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