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2018 Media Coverage Archive


Flossie Lewis asked if her 'Brief But Spectacular' take would go viral. It did, and now she's back

Dan Cooney | PBS News Hour
At the beginning of her “Brief But Spectacular” take on growing old, Flossie Lewis, then 91, asked director and series creator Steve Goldbloom if the resulting video would go viral.... Read more


Giants’ Coach Powell Is One Of Few SF HS Baseball Success Stories

Dennis O'Donnell | CBS Bay Area
On the heels of one of the Giants worst seasons in franchise history, the front office shuffled the coaching staff last winter. Among the new faces in the San Francisco dugout is Alonzo Powell who could take the N-Judah to get from AT&T Park to his childhood home.... Read more


Bay Area middle school students ready for robot face-off

Ama Daetz | ABC 7
A group of Bay Area middle school students are doing some heavy lifting, at least when it comes to technology.They're building complex robots capable of picking up objects and moving them with precision. The robotics students at Willie Brown Middle School in San Francisco even write the computer code that controls their machines.... Read more


Middle School Girls in S.F. Pitch Tech Solutions for Bullying

John Ramos | KPIX
Students at a middle school in the Excelsior are showing off an app they created for Technovation, a worldwide global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls... Read more


SF Symphony program makes sure there’s music in kids’ lives

Brandon Yu | San Francisco Chronicle
At Spring Valley Science Elementary School, on San Francisco’s Nob Hill, a small crowd of third-graders is chanting in unison, gleefully shouting, “No! No! No!” In front of them, the band Brass Roots is leading them in call-and-response, as part of a demonstration of New Orleans-style music.... Read more


SF elementary school students gear up for new curriculum with 100 free bicycles, riding lessons

Laura Waxmann | San Francisco Examiner
Learning how to ride a bicycle could soon become part of the physical education curriculum for San Francisco’s second grade students.... Read more


6 San Francisco schools recognized as ‘distinguished' by CA Dept. of Ed

California's Department of Education has recognized six San Francisco schools as Distinguished Schools, San Francisco Unified School District officials said Tuesday. ... Read more


Warriors' David West speaks at career day in San Francisco

Kristen Sze | ABC 7
Career Day came with a big surprise for dozens of San Francisco high school juniors. The students are part of the district's Career Technical Education program.... Read more


New special education chief focused on inclusivity, classroom equity

Laura Waxmann | San Francisco Examiner
Jean Robertson’s leadership style is summed up by her email signature: “Wholly committed in the relentless pursuit of whatever works in the life of a child.” Robertson has amassed an arsenal of experiences and accolades during her 24-year career with the San Francisco Unified School District, which has focused largely on advocating for students with disabilities. This month, she assumed the position of Chief of Special Education, which requires her to provide leadership and oversight to the redesign of special education services, programming and resources, among other things.... Read more


Children in S.F. who are bright spots for the future

Heather Knight | San Francisco Chronicle
Adults sure are finding just about every way possible to mess up this country and planet. So it’s heartening to find impressive and inspiring kids who might be able to right our rapidly sinking ship. Here are a few local examples.... Read more