Thousands of San Francisco public school students do not have necessary textbooks as they enter the second month of the school year because of lack of oversight by the district.
The San Francisco Unified School District, which has 113 schools and roughly 55,000 students, is still lacking nearly 3,500 textbooks. The dearth of instructional materials is affecting core topics such as math, English, history and science, according to a report given to the Board of Education. Read More
Two years after embarking on a massive overhaul of the San Francisco Unified School District’s confusing and controversial student assignment process, the school board unanimously approved new guidelines to take effect immediately.Where a student lives will play a larger role in placement, following sibling preference and standardized test scores, for students and families applying for kindergarten within the City. Read More
The cries from parents over the elementary to middle school feeder patterns in the new student assignment system have been heard: Monday Superintendent Carlos Garcia will recommend the district take another year to develop that pathway. Read More
San Francisco school kids may or may not be happy about Tuesday’s news – but teachers probably will be.
A federal stimulus passed by U.S. Congress on Tuesday will mean an unexpected cash infusion for school districts across the country, including San Francisco’s. Read More
The first day of school starts next week and Mayor Gavin Newsom is here to remind students they better be there. At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the mayor will announce a citywide anti-truancy effort with District Attorney Kamala Harris and SFUSD Superintendent Carlos Garcia. Read More
The superintendent’s recommendations to close the San Francisco Unified School District’s $113 million budget shortfall over the next two fiscal years will be discussed today. The Board of Education will review feedback from community meetings and hear public comment before discussing the proposals. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at 555 Franklin St. Read More
While considering hundreds of layoffs and other cutbacks to close an epic budget gap, the Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously agreed to fund a pilot program adding ethnic studies courses to its high school curriculum. Read More
San Francisco’s superintendent of schools on Tuesday said laying off teachers, increasing class sizes and reducing school programs would help close the district’s $113 million budget gap. Read More
Carlos Garcia, the superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, tells us why he chose a career in education, his own achievement goal and why he thinks The City’s public schools are unparalleled. Read More