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2015 Spotlight Archive


Twenty-five years of school-based support services for LGBTQ youth

SFUSD is commemorating 25 years of programming in support of LGBTQ youth. In 1990, the SF Board of Education took the historic step of approving a pioneering program called Support Services for Gay Youth. This program began by providing counseling to gay high school youth who faced pressure at home and at school related to their sexual orientation. ... Read more


From seed to table

For the last five years, incarcerated students at Woodside Learning Center, the school located inside the Juvenile Justice Center, have been part of a growing Restorative Justice Garden. ... Read more


Promising Results of New State Test

The California Department of Education recently unveiled the results of new, computer-based assessments, administered to students last spring to gauge their progress in learning new, more rigorous academic standards designed to prepare them for college and careers in the 21st century. ... Read more


Handy Tips for Getting Ready for the New School Year

Getting back into the school routine can be a challenge for many students. San Francisco’s public schools open Monday, August 17, so it’s time for students and their families to get prepared for a school year full of learning.... Read more


Outstanding Graduates of 2015

When we created Vision 2025: Reimagining Public Education for a New Generation, we constructed a graduate profile with the community —the knowledge and skills our students need to succeed in the future. Meet a few members of the Class of 2015 who exemplify traits in our graduate profile.... Read more


Using Text Messaging to Improve Early Literacy

We know early education is important and that parents play an invaluable role in teaching language skills to their children. But given busy schedules and multiple demands to juggle, it can be difficult for parents to make the time. ... Read more


Superintendent Richard A. Carranza Recognized as 2015 Leader to Learn From

Superintendent Richard A. Carranza was selected as one of 16 of Education Week’s 2015 “Leaders to Learn From” out of hundreds of school district leaders nominated by Education Week readers, staff reporters and other education writers. ... Read more


An Empire of Dreams

Vision 2025 is our dream of what education in San Francisco will look like ten years from now, and that vision centers on our students graduating with their own dreams and the abilities to achieve them. As such, it’s only fitting that we’ve teamed up with The Future Project, an organization dedicated to uncovering the dreams of our young people and working with them to transform those dreams into reality.... Read more