Vincent Matthews

Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)

Votes for Prop. J and Prop. 15 will improve public education

People can support schools on Election Day

Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)
In fall 2020, virtual events mean that parents can meet all of their children’s teachers. (Courtesy photo)

There’s good access to online back-to-school events

Parents may attend gatherings hosted by all of their children’s teachers

In fall 2020, virtual events mean that parents can meet all of their children’s teachers. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District offers online assistance to help parents follow their children’s education. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD online platform offers vital information

Parents can connect about their children’s education on computer or cellphone

The San Francisco Unified School District offers online assistance to help parents follow their children’s education. (Courtesy photo)
Students and teachers are finding clever ways to connect online as the San Francisco Unified School District starts the term with distance learning. (Courtesy photo)

There are bright spots in distance learning

Exciting activities are happening in virtual classrooms

Students and teachers are finding clever ways to connect online as the San Francisco Unified School District starts the term with distance learning. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District is prepared to help students with technology as distance learning is underway. (Courtesy photo)

Tech tips for families

SFUSD is assisting youngsters as they study online from home

The San Francisco Unified School District is prepared to help students with technology as distance learning is underway. (Courtesy photo)
A guide to the new school year

A guide to the new school year

Happy New School Year! The beginning of a new school year is…

A guide to the new school year
A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home

A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home

Students should take charge, set goals, move around, stay organized

A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home
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Summer learning can be fun

It’s been almost a month since the 2019-20 school year ended, and…

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School is going to look different this fall

School is going to look different this fall

As we enter the first weeks of summer, I know our students,…

School is going to look different this fall
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SFUSD confronts a major budget challenge

It would be an understatement to say things have changed a lot…

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Students at Mission High School led a protest and march against police brutality on June 3, 2020. (Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)

Celebrating the accomplishments of students in a difficult year

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the school year. When…

Students at Mission High School led a protest and march against police brutality on June 3, 2020. (Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)
The Class of 2020 will have a special place in history

The Class of 2020 will have a special place in history

Graduation is a special time for students to celebrate the years of…

The Class of 2020 will have a special place in history
Erminia Benitez, left, and Linda Williams put taco shells into serving baskets at the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Classified employees are at the forefront of SFUSD’s pandemic response

Last week we celebrated all the teachers whose resilience and creativity have…

Erminia Benitez, left, and Linda Williams put taco shells into serving baskets at the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
As part of the distance learning plan, educators are finding new ways to provide the grade-specific English language development. (Courtesy photo)

School Superintendent: Addressing the needs of multilingualism during distant learning

Here in SFUSD we enroll students who speak dozens of different languages

As part of the distance learning plan, educators are finding new ways to provide the grade-specific English language development. (Courtesy photo)
Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation

Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation

Teaching is a profession that is like none other. It takes great…

Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation
SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support

SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support

Today I’m excited to share a new way for SFUSD families to…

SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support
San Francisco schools are finding creative ways to help students stay connected. (Courtesy photo)

Keeping students connected with music, mindfulness and magic

While our school buildings are temporarily closed, our students have shared how much they miss being with their teachers and their peers.

San Francisco schools are finding creative ways to help students stay connected. (Courtesy photo)
Over the last few weeks, the school district has put over 8,600 computers into the hands of students who need them and connected thousands of students to Wifi. (Courtesy photo)

From the school superintendent: Learning while at home

As a district we are implementing a phased-in distance learning plan and today, we begin our third phase

Over the last few weeks, the school district has put over 8,600 computers into the hands of students who need them and connected thousands of students to Wifi. (Courtesy photo)
Letting students lead their parent-teacher conferences

Letting students lead their parent-teacher conferences

Tips for busy parents as they meet with teachers

Letting students lead their parent-teacher conferences
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Making sure students get a healthy breakfast

Students do better in school when they have access to healthy breakfasts,…

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