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Students, families and staff are awaiting improvements at Buena Vista Horace Mann, a bilingual school in the Mission that’s been in bad shape for a long time.<ins></ins>

Long-awaited funding to fix dilapidated Mission District school remains in flux

‘It has been years and you have not listened to us’

Students, families and staff are awaiting improvements at Buena Vista Horace Mann, a bilingual school in the Mission that’s been in bad shape for a long time.<ins></ins>
Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Rat-infested Mission District school may soon get desperately needed repairs

‘This school is on its last legs and needs attention now’

Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Time is of the essence’: San Francisco’s school district faces possible state takeover

Over the past year and a half, the San Francisco Unified School…

Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students in a classroom at Daniel Webster Elementary School in September 2021. Absences rose among Black, Pacific Islander and homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2020-2021 school year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

‘Troubling’ report finds more chronic absences among some SFUSD students

‘The numbers indicate our house is on fire and we need to take action to address it’

Students in a classroom at Daniel Webster Elementary School in September 2021. Absences rose among Black, Pacific Islander and homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2020-2021 school year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Hassani Bell, one of four students to conduct a hunger strike, calls to restore funding to the College of Ethnic Studies at a press conference on Monday, May 9, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to the SF Examiner)
Hassani Bell, one of four students to conduct a hunger strike, calls to restore funding to the College of Ethnic Studies at a press conference on Monday, May 9, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to the SF Examiner)
Alison Collins says that she and other members of San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education facing potential recall “represent constituents that are often erased or talked over.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Alison Collins speaks: Embattled SF school board member confronts the recall effort

‘It’s important for folks to know what this recall is about. It’s bigger than any one of us.’

Alison Collins says that she and other members of San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education facing potential recall “represent constituents that are often erased or talked over.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Students take part in their remote learning classes at Midtown Terrace Park during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” demonstration in San Francisco. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco schools scramble to meet high demand for online learning

‘The constraints around resources and staffing is real’

Students take part in their remote learning classes at Midtown Terrace Park during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” demonstration in San Francisco. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Confusion swirls among tenants ahead of eviction moratorium ending Sept. 30

As the end of statewide eviction protections approach, San Francisco tenants are…

San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>

A new role for school staff: COVID contact tracers

‘Once you find out someone has tested positive, the clock starts’

School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>
As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF educators focus on mental health as new student behavior emerges

‘Our kids have gone through a lot and they’re still going through a lot’

As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Why a SF parent group decided to stop live-tweeting school board meetings

‘The goal of our organization is to have people feel good about public education in The City’

From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco has allocated funding for the LGBTQ community as well as designating August Transgender History Month. (Mira Laing/Special to The Examiner)

SF’s historic Transgender History Month marks a new chapter

It will be recognized in August of every year

San Francisco has allocated funding for the LGBTQ community as well as designating August Transgender History Month. (Mira Laing/Special to The Examiner)
While advocates have advised keeping classroom windows open during the pandemic, poor air quality from wildfires has prompted San Francisco public schools to invest in air purifiers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF schools wrestle with clean air and failing infrastructure

Parents, unions calling for more resources to keep everyone safe

While advocates have advised keeping classroom windows open during the pandemic, poor air quality from wildfires has prompted San Francisco public schools to invest in air purifiers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Teachers helped children find their parents outside Tenderloin Community Elementary School at the end of the school day on Tuesday. 
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Doctors remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ as SF schools reopen

Parents still have questions: ‘It doesn’t feel like anyone wants to talk about contingency plans’

Teachers helped children find their parents outside Tenderloin Community Elementary School at the end of the school day on Tuesday. 
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On Aug. 12, Mayor London Breed, who is pictured at an April news conference, issued a citywide vaccine mandate for some indoor activities. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Is San Francisco’s new vaccine mandate legal? Here’s the analysis

San Francisco on Thursday announced vaccine mandates for some indoor gatherings, begging…

On Aug. 12, Mayor London Breed, who is pictured at an April news conference, issued a citywide vaccine mandate for some indoor activities. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Open windows for ventilation paired with a socially distanced setup in a kindergarten classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Open windows for ventilation paired with a socially distanced setup in a kindergarten classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Mateo Avenue in downtown San Bruno is known for its different feel and lack of chain stores. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Neighborhood shops thrive in San Bruno’s eclectic downtown: How long will that last?

‘It’s one of the few streets that hasn’t really changed’

San Mateo Avenue in downtown San Bruno is known for its different feel and lack of chain stores. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF parents face school year with hope, trepidation and concern

‘Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it’

Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Open space activists were relieved that builders of a proposed development at Thornton State Beach said they will not go ahead with the project.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Developers pull proposal for retreat center at Daly City state beach

Builders conducted special testing but the study never arrived

Open space activists were relieved that builders of a proposed development at Thornton State Beach said they will not go ahead with the project.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
From left: William Palmer, William Beecher and Joline Valenzuela waitedin line for COVID-19 testing and, for Valenzuela, vaccination at the Southeast Health Center’s COVID testing and vaccine site in the Bayview<ins> District on Monday, Aug. 2, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: William Palmer, William Beecher and Joline Valenzuela waitedin line for COVID-19 testing and, for Valenzuela, vaccination at the Southeast Health Center’s COVID testing and vaccine site in the Bayview<ins> District on Monday, Aug. 2, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)