Media Coverage of SFUSD

Media Coverage of SFUSD

Recent news coverage about SFUSD

February 2021

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.

2/8/21 - How SFUSD is preparing sites for in-person learning (ABC7)

Chief of Facilities Dawn Kamalanathan gives an update about the work to prepare school sites for in-person learning.

January 2021

1/29/21 - Balboa High Student Strives To Help Community (KPIX 5)

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.

1/27/21 - Inspiring Sister And Brother Music Duo Use Their Talents To Uplift Others (KPIX5)

Cleo Guerrero, a senior at Lowell High, and her brother Neo volunteer their musical talents in the city as well as tutor students online.

1/22/21 - Mission High Teen Set Sights On College In Atlanta (KPIX 5)

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.

1/15/21 - Balboa Teacher Shares Capitol Riot Classroom Lessons (ABC7)

Balboa High School educator Sergio Robledo discusses how he addressed the Capitol Riot with students.

1/7/21 - How Do Teachers, Parents Explain Capitol Riot to Students? (NBC Bay Area)

“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.

1/1/21 - Mission Education Center Full of 'Heroes' (Noe Valley Voice)

The school shares distance learning bright spots.

August 2020

8/4/20 - Experts discuss impact of COVID-19 on future of elementary schools, distance learning

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.

July 2020

Bay Area schools repurpose their 3D printers to make PPE for medical workers (ABC7 News)

San Francisco Unified School District let students take home 3D printers at its schools to make personal protective equipment.

QuickBites: SFUSD Meal Distribution Program (SFGovTV)

“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

June 2020

California school districts forced to move to virtual recruiting — and it’s working (EdSource)

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.

May 2020

SFUSD designs distance learning for English learner students (KTSF)

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.

April 2020

SFUSD teams up with KTVU to produce distance learning show (KTVU)

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.

How San Francisco Unified feeds school families in the time of coronavirus (SF Chronicle)

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.

March 2020

San Francisco schools distribute laptops to students in need for online distance learning (KTVU)

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.

February 2020

How some California school districts invest in counseling – and achieve results (EdSource)

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.

January 2020

​A Decade Of Work Leads To Nearly 90 Percent Black Graduation Rate For SFUSD (KALW)

San Francisco Unified is sharing some good news about graduation rates. Recent data show a jump for African American students -- to nearly 90 percent.