Vincent Matthews

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
SFUSD champions efforts to protect, support transgender students

SFUSD champions efforts to protect, support transgender students

On the first day of November, San Francisco officials raised a special…

SFUSD champions efforts to protect, support transgender students
SFUSD rethinks school assignment system

SFUSD rethinks school assignment system

As an educator and parent, I know that where you send your…

SFUSD rethinks school assignment system
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD celebrates Filipino American History Month

Kamusta! That’s “hello” in Tagalog, one of the six languages most frequently…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Freshly prepared grab-and-go items sit in a refrigerated case inside the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Celebrating a brand new state-of-the-art school kitchen

The other day I enjoyed a truly delicious lunch with food from…

Freshly prepared grab-and-go items sit in a refrigerated case inside the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD educators aim to guide students to make good decisions while using the powerful technology that permeates their lives. (Courtesy photo)

Preparing students for the digital world

We all know that being safe and successful in the digital world…

SFUSD educators aim to guide students to make good decisions while using the powerful technology that permeates their lives. (Courtesy photo)
A new approach to testing

A new approach to testing

In SFUSD we realize the importance of using multiple methods to assist…

A new approach to testing
SFUSD celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

SFUSD celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

When you watch TV or read a book you might feel particularly…

SFUSD celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Mayor London Breed is alumna of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD alumni leading the Bay Area

The year 1979 was important for San Francisco. I graduated from high…

Mayor London Breed is alumna of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)