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The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Teachers call for outside mediator as contract talks over school schedule continue

Union remains at odds with SFUSD over hours students should be in the classroom

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)

Parents launch recall effort against school board members

Multiple committees formed to explore ways to remove commissioners or change board structure

Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)
Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

School district postpones renaming to concentrate on reopening

‘Mistakes were made,’ SFUSD Board president says in announcing changes in process

Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Yar Zar Min, left, a nonprofit worker in Myanmar, and San Francisco teacher Kenny Kruse have spent several years working to get Min a visa to move to the United States.<ins></ins>

Star-crossed couple caught up in Myanmar coup

After years of struggling to be together, engaged pair kept apart by political turmoil

Yar Zar Min, left, a nonprofit worker in Myanmar, and San Francisco teacher Kenny Kruse have spent several years working to get Min a visa to move to the United States.<ins></ins>
Rev. Amos Brown sits in the pews at Third Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, the day before his 80th birthday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco civil rights icon Rev. Amos Brown turns 80

‘I’ve been a child of the civil rights movement since I was 14 years old’

Rev. Amos Brown sits in the pews at Third Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, the day before his 80th birthday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has bought in the past year using public financing aimed at helping the homeless.<ins></ins>

Advocates urge city to buy more hotels to house the homeless

Pandemic, budget surplus offer rare ‘window of opportunity’ to quickly acquire more units

The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has bought in the past year using public financing aimed at helping the homeless.<ins></ins>
Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>

Group forms to explore school board recall effort

Charter amendment putting city in control of SFUSD also being discussed

Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>
The supportive housing project at 833 Bryant St. is expected to be completed by July.<ins> (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bryant Street project offers model for faster, cheaper affordable housing construction

A supportive housing project in San Francisco has become a case study…

The supportive housing project at 833 Bryant St. is expected to be completed by July.<ins> (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

What would a return to in-person classes look like? SFUSD officials are still trying to figure that out.

Social distancing requirements, capacity issues could mean students return to school part-time

Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Herrera files for injunction that would compel school district to reopen

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed for a preliminary injunction that…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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School board votes 5-2 to end selective admissions policy at Lowell

San Francisco’s school board voted on Tuesday to end a 55-year-old grade…

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School Board members Matt Alexander and Mark Sanchez hope to increase the percentage of San Francisco Unified School District spending focused on the classroom. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district could increase portion of budget dedicated to classrooms

School board members will introduce a resolution on Tuesday to increase the…

School Board members Matt Alexander and Mark Sanchez hope to increase the percentage of San Francisco Unified School District spending focused on the classroom. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district and unions reach agreement to return to classrooms

Tentative deal would see staff return when city reaches red tier for COVID-19 risk

A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the Lowell High School Black Student Union read off a list of demands for the school’s administration following a racist incident on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lowell students rally against racism, call for new leadership and policies

Lowell High School students and community members on Friday stood firm in…

Members of the Lowell High School Black Student Union read off a list of demands for the school’s administration following a racist incident on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents, city officials urge SFUSD to reach labor deal on reopening

District needs agreement by Feb. 18 to begin first phase by March 25

Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City sues school district over lack of progress on reopening

School board president calls lawsuit ‘political theater,’ says it could impede efforts

Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School is known for its academically competitive, high pressure environment.<ins></ins>

School board aims to change Lowell’s culture, end selective admissions

After decades of Black and Latino students decrying what has been described…

Lowell High School is known for its academically competitive, high pressure environment.<ins></ins>
Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)

Data shows attendance and learning disparities have increased during distance learning

Disparities among students have widened after nearly a year of distance learning,…

Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Women of color taking charge in San Francisco

City leadership roles see many firsts

District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD middle school and high school students ‘unlikely’ to return to school this year

News comes as no surprise for many parents but district ‘took a long time to share it’

Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)