Vincent Matthews

Salesforce, SFUSD partnership proves it takes a village

Salesforce, SFUSD partnership proves it takes a village

There’s a well-known African proverb that it takes a village to raise…

Salesforce, SFUSD partnership proves it takes a village
Community partnerships make education meaningful

Community partnerships make education meaningful

We know that a child’s family is their first and most influential…

Community partnerships make education meaningful
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Stemming SFUSD’s teacher shortage

I wholeheartedly loved working as a teacher at George Washington Carver Elementary…

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SFUSD begins school year with new changes

SFUSD begins school year with new changes

We’re back. Did you miss the sound of children playing on the…

SFUSD begins school year with new changes
The 2019-2018 school year beings on Aug. 19 for San Francisco Unified School District students. (Courtesy photo)

Goodbye summer, hello school year

I have a very important announcement that will bring parents and children…

The 2019-2018 school year beings on Aug. 19 for San Francisco Unified School District students. (Courtesy photo)
There’s plenty to do this summer in San Francisco like visiting museums such as the deYoung. ( Courtesy photo)

School’s out for summer, but the learning continues

This week marks the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year, and what a year it’s been.

There’s plenty to do this summer in San Francisco like visiting museums such as the deYoung. ( Courtesy photo)
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SFUSD Arts Festival a chance to see creativity in action

Multi-modal event continues through Sunday

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Since the San Francisco Board of Education passed a resolution in 2015  to expand computer science education to all, the number of girls taking computer science increased by more than 5,000 percent.  (Courtesy photo)

SF school programs bring wider range of opportunities to female students

Question: What do Ruth Asawa, Dolores Huerta, Dianne Feinstein, Rosa Parks, Ida…

Since the San Francisco Board of Education passed a resolution in 2015  to expand computer science education to all, the number of girls taking computer science increased by more than 5,000 percent.  (Courtesy photo)
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SF schools make it easy for students to eat a healthy breakfast

This week, the San Francisco Unified School District, along with other districts…

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The ceremony honoring African American students included traditional African drumming, and each high achieving student was presented with an ancestral Kente cloth. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco schools celebrate the 25th annual African American honor roll

February is African American History month and, in addition to going deeper…

The ceremony honoring African American students included traditional African drumming, and each high achieving student was presented with an ancestral Kente cloth. (Courtesy photo)
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San Francisco schools are making progress toward narrowing opportunity gaps

John Muir, Sherman and Clarendon elementary schools are in different parts of…

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Black History Month a great learning opportunity for families

Schools throughout San Francisco are celebrating Black History Month. There are classroom…

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Across 13 of the SFUSD high school campuses, there are nearly 4,000 students enrolled in College and Career Pathways. The program offers real world experiences in industries such as the culinary field.  (Courtesy photo)

Hands on learning prepares students for college and careers

Constructing a meditation pavilion to provide a space for students to engage…

Across 13 of the SFUSD high school campuses, there are nearly 4,000 students enrolled in College and Career Pathways. The program offers real world experiences in industries such as the culinary field.  (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District is  recruiting for programs that help people become teachers. (Courtesy photo)

School Superintendent Vincent Matthews: How to become a teacher

When I was a teacher at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School,…

The San Francisco Unified School District is  recruiting for programs that help people become teachers. (Courtesy photo)
Mentors can coach you through scary moments, such as public speaking. (Courtesy photo)

Mentors challenge you to push your limits

Do you know the feeling of doing something challenging yet rewarding and…

Mentors can coach you through scary moments, such as public speaking. (Courtesy photo)
There's been a 10.4 percent increase from the year prior in the number of San Francisco high school students who are taking courses beyond Algebra 2. (Courtesy photo)

Why four years of high school math matters

If your child is enrolled in a public school in San Francisco,…

There's been a 10.4 percent increase from the year prior in the number of San Francisco high school students who are taking courses beyond Algebra 2. (Courtesy photo)
The deadline for submitting  school-choice applications is Friday in San Francisco.(Courtesy photo)

Deadline to apply to San Francisco public schools for next year is this week

Happy New Year! Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start…

The deadline for submitting  school-choice applications is Friday in San Francisco.(Courtesy photo)
SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews chats with students during a tour of Matthews' alma mater, Herbert Hoover Middle School, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pitching student-centered solutions

What word comes to mind when you hear San Francisco public schools?…

SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews chats with students during a tour of Matthews' alma mater, Herbert Hoover Middle School, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
All across San Francisco, schools celebrated inclusion in many ways last week. (File photo)

Schools are better when everyone is included

Within the colorful walls of an elementary school last week, a teacher…

All across San Francisco, schools celebrated inclusion in many ways last week. (File photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District measures its performance on a regular basis.  (Courtesy photo)

Measuring how San Francisco schools are doing

Here at the San Francisco Unified School District, we discuss improving education…

The San Francisco Unified School District measures its performance on a regular basis.  (Courtesy photo)