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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

07/25/12

Teachers’ Summer Learning

With the help of various grants, several SFUSD teachers have been going abroad this summer to learn lessons that they will bring back to their students in the fall.... Read more

06/14/12

Forging Successful Prekindergarten-3rd Grade Pathways

During the school year 2011-12, Board of Education President Norman Yee, San Francisco Child Care Providers Associate (SFCCPA), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and other partners implemented the PreK-3rd Grade Building Community-Public School Collaboration project to strengthen SFUSD's prekindergarten-to-third-grade track by connecting parents, community-based organizations, and the District.... Read more

05/30/12

Ulloa Elementary Sweeps Academic Awards

For the 2011-2012 school year, Ulloa Elementary School has won the Title I Academic Achievement Award, the National Blue Ribbon Award, and the California Distinguished Schools Award. ... Read more