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The San Francisco Unified School District plans to transform this block with a 900-student high school, an arts institute for every student in the district and a state-of-the-art theater with a capacity of 1,600. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools to flourish with Proposition A funding

As we head into our holiday season, I have two words for…

The San Francisco Unified School District plans to transform this block with a 900-student high school, an arts institute for every student in the district and a state-of-the-art theater with a capacity of 1,600. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
In San Francisco public schools, traditional report cards are a thing of the past. Parents now receive simpler, well-rounded information about students, and the reports are also available in additional languages. (Courtesy photo)

Upgraded report cards for upgraded learning

It may have been awhile since you looked at an elementary school…

In San Francisco public schools, traditional report cards are a thing of the past. Parents now receive simpler, well-rounded information about students, and the reports are also available in additional languages. (Courtesy photo)
When absorbing messages about democracy and voting on social media, teenagers need guidance to develop their own critical thinking skills. (Courtesy photo)

Preparing SFUSD students to be well-informed voters

This morning, students at San Francisco Public Montessori will cast their votes…

When absorbing messages about democracy and voting on social media, teenagers need guidance to develop their own critical thinking skills. (Courtesy photo)
Leaders in the San Francisco Unified School District meet regularly with principals to ensure they are always improving. (Courtesy photo)

It’s never too late to appreciate SF principals

Last month was Principal Appreciation Month. To sum it up, I’d like…

Leaders in the San Francisco Unified School District meet regularly with principals to ensure they are always improving. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s Enrollment Fair on Saturday is a perfect opportunity to handle all of your educational needs in one fell swoop. (Courtesy photo)

Top 5 reasons to attend SFUSD’s Enrollment Fair

This time of year is hectic, but that doesn’t keep us from…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s Enrollment Fair on Saturday is a perfect opportunity to handle all of your educational needs in one fell swoop. (Courtesy photo)
Students in San Francisco are working with experts at the school district to create a winning strategy to reduce electricity, natural gas and water consumption. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Eco-literacy’ woven into SF school curriculum

You can’t live in San Francisco without seeing those ever-present green and…

Students in San Francisco are working with experts at the school district to create a winning strategy to reduce electricity, natural gas and water consumption. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

What to consider when visiting schools

If your child is starting kindergarten, sixth grade or ninth grade next…

The San Francisco Unified School District is encouraging parents and students to get out of the car and walk, bike, use public transit or carpool in recognition of Walk & Roll to School Dat on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Courtesy photo)

Walk & Roll to school on Oct. 5 with the SFUSD

Today, I’m not going to talk about schools. Instead, I’ll talk about…

The San Francisco Unified School District is encouraging parents and students to get out of the car and walk, bike, use public transit or carpool in recognition of Walk & Roll to School Dat on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Courtesy photo)
Whether excused by a parent or not, if a student is not attending class, that student is missing out. (Courtesy photo)

Showing up is half the battle

How do our kids learn if they’re not in school? Actually, I…

Whether excused by a parent or not, if a student is not attending class, that student is missing out. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District doesn’t take a cookie-cutter approach to education. (Courtesy photo)

Erasing structural racism in the classroom

In education, and here in San Francisco, we talk a lot about…

The San Francisco Unified School District doesn’t take a cookie-cutter approach to education. (Courtesy photo)
Back to School Night can be a great way for parents to get a first-hand experience of their child’s educational experience. (Courtesy photo)

Back to School Night puts parents in students’ shoes

Parents and guardians, do you wonder what your kid does in school…

Back to School Night can be a great way for parents to get a first-hand experience of their child’s educational experience. (Courtesy photo)
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A laptop for every SFUSD educator

Though I’m new to the role of superintendent, I’ve actually been around…

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