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06/03/13

Galileo Graduate to Receive Rising Peacemaker Award

When Galileo High senior Dominic Sanchez graduated this spring, he not only had a diploma, but a year of community service experience from the school’s Peer Resources program. Now he wants to do more.... Read more

04/09/13

Hillcrest Elementary Earns National Community Schools Award

Hillcrest was recently named a National Community School Award for Excellence winner by the Coalition for Community Schools. ... Read more

03/26/13

SFUSD Adds National Board Certified Teachers Faster than National Average

With 231 National Board Certified teachers now working in SFUSD, the district is growing the number of teachers with this distinction at a faster rate than the national average.... Read more

03/07/13

Balboa, Burton High Students Gather for Lunchtime Book Clubs

In a time when it seems most extracurricular teen reading habits involve text messages full of “JKs” and “LOLs,” there are in fact teens who are taking on much meatier text in their free time. ... Read more

02/15/13

Approaching Science & Literacy through Art

What if students approached a science lesson the same way they might approach making art, or even the other way around? ... Read more

01/08/13

Teacher Robert Sautter Earns National Award

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project will recognize Sautter with the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching.... Read more

11/14/12

Principal Szeto Receives National Award

In honor of her exceptional work as a principal, Liana Szeto received the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership from the U.S. Department of Education... Read more

10/12/12

High School Teachers Map Their Students’ Neighborhoods

As Principal Paul Koh started planning for his second year at International Studies Academy (ISA), he thought about the students, a majority of whom live in the Bayview, Mission and Potrero Hill neighborhoods, and how much he didn’t know about their daily lives outside of school. ... Read more

09/13/12

A Community Comes Together to Stop Bullying

As part of the Stop Bullying Summit, over three thousand SFUSD middle- and high- school students from across the City watched the documentary Bully and civic leaders convened to share strategies to eliminate bullying.... Read more

08/21/12

Summer Internships Encourage High School Students to Pursue Careers in Science

Andrea Lopez knows that she could easily be doomed by her demographic: She is 17, Latina and the mother of a baby boy. Statistics say it’s likely she’ll never finish high school. Lopez says otherwise.... Read more