Vincent Matthews

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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Participating in the 2020 Census with SF public schools

Participating in the 2020 Census with SF public schools

2020 is the year of the Census, and San Francisco public schools…

Participating in the 2020 Census with SF public schools
Kicking off the budgeting process with the School Planning Summit

Kicking off the budgeting process with the School Planning Summit

Last week I shared some information about SFUSD’s budget. I mentioned how…

Kicking off the budgeting process with the School Planning Summit
Budgeting to ensure students are prepared for college and careers

Budgeting to ensure students are prepared for college and careers

With tax time just around the corner, you might be thinking even…

Budgeting to ensure students are prepared for college and careers
Celebrating Black History Month with SF public schools

Celebrating Black History Month with SF public schools

2020 is a leap year, which means San Francisco public schools will…

Celebrating Black History Month with SF public schools
SFUSD made big gains for black students in 2019

SFUSD made big gains for black students in 2019

At the San Francisco Unified School District, we are deeply committed to…

SFUSD made big gains for black students in 2019
From the superintendent: Helping to mentor an SF public school student

From the superintendent: Helping to mentor an SF public school student

Whatever their life circumstances, every child needs and deserves to have at…

From the superintendent: Helping to mentor an SF public school student
Vincent Matthews: Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Vincent Matthews: Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start thinking about August.…

Vincent Matthews: Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching
Vincent Matthews: Our vision is clear in the new year

Vincent Matthews: Our vision is clear in the new year

Every new year brings a chance to reflect, consider where we’ve been…

Vincent Matthews: Our vision is clear in the new year
Graduation rates are one of those important data points for measuring how well San Francisco public schools educate students. (Courtesy photo)

From the Superintendent: How schools measure success

As a school district we use many measures for how well we educate students.

Graduation rates are one of those important data points for measuring how well San Francisco public schools educate students. (Courtesy photo)
Students learning to use technology for good

Students learning to use technology for good

Seventy-two years ago, computer scientist Grace Hopper was experiencing issues with her…

Students learning to use technology for good
“Random Act of Kindness Day” and “Sit With Someone New at Lunch Day” are among Inclusive Schools Week activities. (Courtesy photo)

SF schools chart the course for inclusion

Learning about diversity can be practiced at home, too

“Random Act of Kindness Day” and “Sit With Someone New at Lunch Day” are among Inclusive Schools Week activities. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco public school students participate in more arts enrichment and sports and have access to more counselors and nurses than most other students across California. (Courtesy photo)

From the Superintendent: Thank you for supporting SF public education

Time and again the whole San Francisco community shows that it supports public education.

San Francisco public school students participate in more arts enrichment and sports and have access to more counselors and nurses than most other students across California. (Courtesy photo)
Making the most of parent-teacher conferences

Making the most of parent-teacher conferences

Children learn best when parents and teachers team up

Making the most of parent-teacher conferences