Media Coverage of SFUSD
Recent news coverage about SFUSD
2/15/21 - SFUSD receives $2 million gift from real estate investment firm for Mission Bay elementary school project (SF Examiner)
The new school is expected to serve roughly 500 pre-kindergarten to fifth graders as well as feature a Linked Learning Hub where high school students from across the District can participate in job training, internships and other professional development activities.
Chief of Facilities Dawn Kamalanathan gives an update about the work to prepare school sites for in-person learning.
Rana Salem, a senior at Balboa High, is a youth leader at the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), a cloud engineer intern, and has tutored younger students at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School in SFUSD.
Cleo Guerrero, a senior at Lowell High, and her brother Neo volunteer their musical talents in the city as well as tutor students online.
Isreal Laviene, a senior at Mission High, boasts a 3.9 GPA, dabbles in modeling and sees himself as a future entrepreneur. He is eyeing Morehouse in Atlanta as his college of choice.
Balboa High School educator Sergio Robledo discusses how he addressed the Capitol Riot with students.
“My years as an educator allowed me to come with a lesson pretty quickly. This is what happened, this is what I need for them to understand,” said Michael Rosenberg, an educator at Balboa High School.
The school shares distance learning bright spots.
Watch as experts, including SFUSD's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Enikia Ford Morthel, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on elementary schools, distance learning and what's being done to make it work during the pandemic.
San Francisco Unified School District let students take home 3D printers at its schools to make personal protective equipment.
“Our economy is going to take a long time to recover; our families are going to be relying on school meals more than ever.” - Jennifer LeBarre, SFUSD Executive Director, Student Nutrition Services
Most California school districts were just plunging into their annual teacher recruitment season in March when schools began to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. One by one districts canceled job fairs, pulled recruiters off the road and shifted to a virtual hiring process.
As part of the San Francisco Unified School District’s distance learning plan to support the continued education of each and every student, educators are finding new ways to provide the grade-specific English language development (ELD) support that students receive while school buildings are open.
Dr. Vincent Matthews, SFUSD Superintendent, discusses how the new television program "SF Loves Learning" is helping children stay prepared while doing schoolwork outside the classroom.
On a recent Wednesday morning, the line outside San Francisco’s Mission High School snaked down Dolores Street, wrapping into the school parking lot. Chalk X’s on the pavement, 6 feet apart, instructed people where to stand to maintain proper social distance. The hundred assembled were there to pick up bags of free meals for their children, provided by the San Francisco Unified School District.
Families began to arrive at San Francisco Mission High School on Tuesday where the district was distributing Chromebook laptop computers to students who need them.
San Francisco Unified is among dozens of districts across California that has invested in counseling in recent years, hiring more staff to guide students through the college and career process and help with their mental health needs.
San Francisco Unified is sharing some good news about graduation rates. Recent data show a jump for African American students -- to nearly 90 percent.