Richard Carranza

Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Increasing technology in the classroom

A few years back, someone posed this question to me: For a…

Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Homework to kick off the school year

I spent a lot of time welcoming students back to school last…

The renovated Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview now boasts a new science lab, music room and digital media lab. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

New sights on first day of school

Yesterday was a great day. We opened our schools to students after…

The renovated Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview now boasts a new science lab, music room and digital media lab. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Excitement in the air as school resumes

I love this time of year. I feel excitement in the air…