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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


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


Galileo and Balboa High Schools Team up to Win Robot Competition

Galileo and Balboa High Schools won the University of California in Berkeley's Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) robot competition on April 14. ... Read more


My Seventh Grade Teacher Changed My Life

One day, when I was in seventh grade, a teacher tapped me on the shoulder. She said, “I believe your name is Carlos Garcia, and I’ve been observing you.”... Read more


San Francisco Young Dancers Program

"The San Francisco Young Dancers Program was created to capture the spirit found in the film Mad Hot Ballroom. The program is in its second year and has expanded in the number of participating schools from 4 to 12. We hope to expand the program even more in the future so more students can experience this activity as a way to prepare themselves for life. The most important thing for students to get out of Young Dancers Program is that dance can be fun!"... Read more


More District Teachers Earn National Board Certification

In February, the San Francisco Board of Education honored 29 SFUSD teachers who achieved National Board Certification this year. With 204 National Board Certified teachers now in SFUSD classrooms, the district is adding teachers to the roster at a faster rate than the national average and is second only to Los Angeles Unified in total number. ... Read more


SFUSD’s Program “Mentoring for Success” Providing Key Support for Struggling Teens

Mentors, backed by quality mentoring programs, play a powerful role in preventing substance abuse and youth violence, as well as boosting academic achievement and workforce readiness. In several San Francisco’s public schools, mentors are working with at-risk teens through Mentoring for Success.... Read more


District Honors Alum and Parent Edwin Yuen for Serving on English Learner Advisory Committee

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UCSF High School Internship Program Wins Presidential Award

President Obama has recognized the Science & Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program (HIP) at UCSF with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The program is one of nine such mentoring programs in the country to receive this award.... Read more


What Did You Do This Summer?

Each summer, students who are between their junior and senior years – and enrolled in one of the district’s career pathway programs – take part in paid internships to learn about careers in a variety of fields.... Read more