Richard Carranza

Myong Leigh has taken over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)

Introducing Myong Leigh, the SFUSD’s interim superintendent

This is my last week at the San Francisco Unified School District,…

Myong Leigh has taken over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)
Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speak to second grade students during the first day of school at Bryant Elementary School on Aug. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Heading to Houston: Proud moments with the SFUSD

In early September, I will be heading to Houston, Texas, to serve…

Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speak to second grade students during the first day of school at Bryant Elementary School on Aug. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza takes a selfie with school faculty during the first day of school at Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco’s Bayview District Monday, August 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on success as school year begins

It’s hard to believe it, but a new school year has begun.…

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza takes a selfie with school faculty during the first day of school at Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco’s Bayview District Monday, August 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
With school starting back up today, it’s good to keep an open line of communication with your children and ask them open-ended questions like, “What was the best part of your day today?” (Cindy Chew/2008 S.F Examiner)

Preparing kids to go back to school

Hard to believe it, but school starts today for our students. We…

With school starting back up today, it’s good to keep an open line of communication with your children and ask them open-ended questions like, “What was the best part of your day today?” (Cindy Chew/2008 S.F Examiner)
Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

San Francisco’s Children Need You to Vote Yes on Prop B

As the superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, I see…

Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Students who are not mentally stimulated while they’re away from school can suffer from “summer learning loss.” (Courtesy photo)

Keep kids engaged during the summer

Hard to believe it, but our school year has come to an…

Students who are not mentally stimulated while they’re away from school can suffer from “summer learning loss.” (Courtesy photo)
Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools

Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools

I’m happy to report that overall our graduation rates are among the…

Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools
The San Francisco Unified School District’s RAVE nominations recognize all of the valuable employees who contribute to The City’s schools. (Courtesy photo)

RAVE-ing about the people who keep San Francisco educated

People are the most important part of any organization and, in education,…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s RAVE nominations recognize all of the valuable employees who contribute to The City’s schools. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District emphasizes social and emotional competencies, skills that are crucial to success in school and in life. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Social skills crucial to success in life beyond the classroom

When students practice working in teams with expert guidance from teachers, they…

The San Francisco Unified School District emphasizes social and emotional competencies, skills that are crucial to success in school and in life. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)
The SFUSD Arts Festival runs April 28 to May 6 at the Asian Arts Museum in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD Arts Festival illustrates integration of school curriculum

San Francisco is home to many artists and art connoisseurs, and we…

The SFUSD Arts Festival runs April 28 to May 6 at the Asian Arts Museum in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the San Francisco Unified School District is recognizing a few of its standout helpers. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteers vital to student growth

You’ve seen them in our schools — teachers, principals and counselors —…

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the San Francisco Unified School District is recognizing a few of its standout helpers. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD budget incorporates community input

I’ll say this about the San Francisco Unified School District: We really…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

How to enroll in a San Francisco public school

Last month, we sent out offer letters to 14,500 families who applied…

Spring break is a perfect time to keep students learning

This week is spring break for San Francisco’s public schools, which means…

The San Francisco Unified School District is partnering with Zynga for the third year to host Game Design Academy Career Day. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD prepares students for careers in tech, hospitality

Ready, set, go! We hear this phrase from our children during recess,…

The San Francisco Unified School District is partnering with Zynga for the third year to host Game Design Academy Career Day. (Courtesy photo)

Mariachi brings about new lessons

I am so excited for March 25. It will be a night…

Stay ahead, plan for the summer

It’s the month of March, and parents know what that means: It’s…

Initiating the sex-ed conversation

It’s true, we’ve been talking about condoms this past week. You may…

Conferences crucial to student growth

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full-time job. You…

Budgeting for education in The City no small task

We have a big project due in a few months. Our budget…