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07/11/18

Q&A with Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed reflects on her time as a student in the San Francisco Unified School District, and how SFUSD helped shape her career.... Read more

05/23/18

2017-18 Mayor's Teacher, Principal and Paraeducator of the Year Award winners

The Mayor's Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year and Awards are annual awards that recognize exceptional San Francisco public school teachers and principals for their dedication, professionalism, and work on behalf of our city's young people. This is also the inaugural year for the Mayor’s Paraeducator of the Year Award. The ten honorees were selected based on their outstanding ability to promote innovative learning, accountability, and equity and access in the classroom and school site.... Read more

05/14/18

SFUSD poet athletes

Every year for National Poetry Month, public radio station KALW and America SCORES Bay Area team up to share the voices of young poets from San Francisco’s public schools.... Read more

04/13/18

Students explore career options during Job Shadow Day

Arielle Chernin, general manager of Delfina Pizzeria, grabbed a stack of flat pizza boxes from a shelf and set them on the counter of the popular Pacific Heights Italian joint just before the busy lunch rush on a recent Wednesday.... Read more

03/08/18

Finnish author visits Chinese Immersion School at De Avila to inspire computer science students

Going online may be routine for many adults, but for younger children, the internet is exciting and full of endless possibilities. Such sentiment was on full display when Finnish author and illustrator Linda Liukas visited the Chinese Immersion School at De Avila on Feb. 8 to tell the story behind her book “Hello Ruby” as part of a computer science (CS) lesson. ... Read more

02/21/18

Students celebrate African American women’s heritage through unique course at Mission High School

One Mission High School class is proving that not all history lessons come from textbooks. The African American Women’s Heritage course, being taught for a second time this semester after its inaugural iteration in spring 2017, explores the history of African American women before enslavement, and the power that these women have held over the course of history. ... Read more

02/01/18

Celebrating Black History Month

In February, schools throughout the district will celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month finds its origins in Negro History Week, which was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and first held in February 1926. The support for this weeklong celebration led to its recognition and observance as Black History Month in 1976. This month, we ask that all our schools give dedicated time and space to the celebration of Black History, Black people, and their contributions to the fields of literature, mathematics, science, and politics among others.... Read more

10/03/17

Expanding access to computer science

Just two years ago, the SF Board of Education adopted a PK-12 computer science (CS) resolution. This means that all students will be learning computer science, not just the small number high school students who take it as an elective. ... Read more

09/05/17

Over twenty percent of SFUSD's 2017 graduates received Seal of Biliteracy

In the 2016-17 school year, 723 SFUSD graduates, over 20 percent, received a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma, a 33 percent increase from the year before. The seal, jointly presented by SFUSD and the California Department of Education, is a recognition of the graduate’s high levels of language proficiency in English and another language.... Read more

08/21/17

Introducing Next Generation Science Standards

On the first day of school, Superintendent Matthews visited Buena Vista Horace Mann, a kindergarten through eighth grade school in the heart of the Mission District. The staff there created opportunities for students to examine different aspects of the partial solar eclipse, using art, movement, research, discussions, and of course, observation.... Read more