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11/07/14

High School Students Speak Up About Life Online

On Friday, Nov. 7, a panel of high school students took on many issues related to spending time online, including cyber-bullying. They openly discussed what it's like being a teen online these days and provided their peers and SFUSD staff with insight regarding what they encounter online. ... Read more

10/01/14

Building the Digital District

Building the Digital District is our five-year technology plan and a glimpse of what our future classrooms will look like. We’ve taken account of everything we have -- and what we need -- to make sure all our students graduate with confidence in their technological skills and feeling prepared for college and career. ... Read more

09/04/14

Bilingual Instruction Benefits English Learners

In one of the first long-term, large-scale studies on bilingual education, SFUSD and Stanford collaborated to research the effectiveness of different English Learner programs to find that bilingual instruction benefits English Learners, especially in the long run. While students in programs that immerse them in English show earlier benefits, dual-language immersion program participants catch up with or even surpass their peers around middle school.... Read more

08/08/14

How to make back-to-school a successful one

Getting back into the school routine can be a challenge for many students. Here are some tips to make it easier.... Read more

07/07/14

A Year of Art with SFMOMA

Using the through line of "Artists Investigating the City," the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Balboa High School teamed up during the 2013-14 school year to deliver a series of projects, artist visits, field trips, and interactive experiences to the juniors and seniors in Balboa’s Creative Arts for Social Transformation (CAST) Academy, about 180 students in total. The partnership activities this year focused on the premise of artists who look to their surroundings and the urban environment to create installation-based and interactive works.... Read more

06/10/14

Lincoln High School Senior Wins 2014 SF Peacemaker Award

Sasha Rodriguez likes helping her fellow students. And as a Peer Mediator and Peer Counselor at Abraham Lincoln High School, she gets plenty of opportunity to do just that.... Read more

05/29/14

Outstanding 2014 Graduates

Thousands of seniors graduated this spring, and many persevered through difficult circumstances in their lives, took advantage of the tremendous resources in our schools and met our tough graduation requirements. ... Read more

05/14/14

Counting Critters

More than two thousand students, including Hillcrest Elementary students pictured here, took part in the National Geographic and the National Park Service “BioBlitz” the morning of March 28. ... Read more

05/01/14

Visitacion Valley Elementary Parents First to Graduate from Parent Academy in SFUSD

This past fall, parents at Visitacion Valley Elementary attended a series of classes to become more informed and involved in their child’s education. The PTA School Smarts Parent Academy covered topics such as understanding the public education system, communicating effectively, advocating for a quality education, and the importance of parent involvement for children and for schools. ... Read more

04/22/14

Young Poets Featured on the Radio

For National Poetry Month, KALW and America SCORES Bay Area have teamed up to bring you "Radio Poets," a series featuring the voices of young poets from San Francisco’s public schools.... Read more