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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


California Business for Education Excellence Names SFUSD Schools to 2013 Honor Roll

The organization California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) has named 37 SFUSD schools to its Honor Roll, recognizing them as among the highest-performing schools in the state. The organization pays particular attention to high-poverty schools that are closing achievement gaps, and those with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) proficiency. ... Read more


Young Authors Shine in Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

To promote the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, SFUSD students in grades K through 12 were recently invited to design, write, and create their own books for the second Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition on the West Coast. The student winners, who were selected from among 50 book entries from 23 schools, were celebrated at reception at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. ... Read more


Students Shine at Annual SF Oratorical Contest

One Saturday morning this past February, hundreds of children got up early, dressed in their best clothes, and put themselves through a demanding day of public speaking. It was the 34th annual SFUSD Oratorical Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators. ... Read more