Public schools in San Francisco have made impressive strides toward meeting the state’s proficiency goals for standardized testing, but new test results also highlight the district’s stark achievement gaps from campus to campus. Read More
Edison Charter Academy is now under the supervision of the San Francisco Unified School District.In a special meeting Tuesday, the district’s board of education voted 6-1 to approve a five-year renewal with the charter despite some bad tensions.Board President Hydra Mendoza advised the school to be prepared to work closely with the district in order to put the past behind them. Read More
Mission High students are getting rewarded for their high achievements on standardized tests.The school improved its Academic Performance Index — the way the state monitors its progress and student understanding of math and English — by 70 points last year, the single highest gain of any comprehensive high school in the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Slain 16-year-old sophomore Andy Zeng was a “jolly” and beloved student at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School who loved video games, rarely missed class and was not in a gang, the school principal and Zeng's peers said Tuesday.
Stunned students at the school are mourning Zeng’s death this week. On Sunday, the sophomore’s body was found in a home in the Silver Terrace neighborhood. He did not live in the home. Police say the teen was murdered. Read More
Stunned students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School are mourning the death of 16-year-old Andy Zeng this week.
Grief counselors at the school were being made available to students, according to San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Anderson. On Sunday, the body of Zeng, a sophomore at the school, was found in a home in the Silver Terrace neighborhood. He was not a resident in the home. San Francisco police said Zeng was murdered. Read More
History will no longer be offered to freshmen at Lowell High School. It is being replaced with a career-planning course that school district officials say will better prepare students for higher education.San Francisco Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Janet Schulze said the new curriculum will focus on what students need to take during high school to be able to apply for college. Read More
Every day for roughly 30 minutes, Litia Lelea sits in front of her home computer to practice English and math. Computers just like it were given to her and 21 other students at Malcolm X Academy in the Bayview in an effort to close the digital divide. The expectation is that Litia must complete at least 100 minutes of work each week in the district’s Educational Program for Gifted Youth, an online learning regimen. Her progress is tracked by her school and her parents. Read More