The 2012-13 school year is right around the corner, and on Monday, 54,200 public-school students and 8,189 staff members will fill 131 child development centers and elementary, middle and high schools throughout our beautiful city. Read More
With three seats open on the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education, 12 people are hoping to fill one of those spots, including all three incumbents.
Sandra Lee Fewer, Rachel Norton and Jill Wynns are all hoping to serve another four years on the board that oversees the administrative and policy operations of The City’s 55,000-student public school district. The top three vote-getters will each serve four-year terms. Read More
Graduation rates are up for San Francisco’s high schools, according to new data from the California Department of Education.
The San Francisco Unified School District’s four-year graduation rate for the class of 2011 was more than 82.2 percent, nearly five points higher than in 2010. The state average was just 76.3 percent
Hispanic students showed the greatest gain, from 59.4 percent to 67.8 percent. Black students gained seven points, to 64 percent. Read More
Despite lingering uncertainty about the outcome of labor negotiations and the amount of state funding that will be available after voters have their say on proposed tax increases in November, the San Francisco school board unanimously approved an austere but balanced 2012-13 budget Tuesday night. Read More
Richard Carranza will be the next superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, after the Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a $245,000, three-year contract for him.
Carranza, who has been the district’s deputy superintendent for the past three years, will take over for retiring Superintendent Carlos Garcia in July. Read More
The man who will most likely be the next San Francisco Unified School District superintendent has promised a smooth transition with no surprises if he takes the helm this summer.“If anyone’s expecting a radically different direction, that’s not going to be the case,” Richard Carranza, currently the district’s deputy superintendent, said in an interview with The S.F. Examiner. Read More
An education advocacy group gave the San Francisco Unified School District horrible marks this week for the subpar performance of black and Hispanic students and the size of the so-called achievement gap between these students and their white peers. Read More
The San Francisco School Board’s hasty action to replace retiring Superintendent Carlos Garcia appears to have run afoul of California’s open meeting law. The board called a closed meeting on March 8 to discuss Garcia’s resignation, but it failed to post a notice about the meeting on the district’s website, as the Brown Act requires. A notice was reportedly posted at district headquarters. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed Wednesday his desire for a long-term solution to the hundreds of teacher pink slips and other budget headaches that the San Francisco Unified School District scrambles to avoid each year.Speaking at the retirement announcement of Superintendent Carlos Garcia, Lee clarified his recent comments regarding the potential release of about $6 million from The City’s rainy-day fund, which was created in 2003 to fill the district’s funding gaps. Read More
After leading the San Francisco Unified School District for five years, Superintendent Carlos Garcia announced Wednesday that he will retire in July. Read More