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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…

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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…

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School Superintendent Vincent Matthews includes community support of public education on  his list of reasons to be thankful.  (Courtesy photo)

What I am grateful for on this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and soon we will gather with…

School Superintendent Vincent Matthews includes community support of public education on  his list of reasons to be thankful.  (Courtesy photo)
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Getting the most out of parent-teacher conferences

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full time job.…

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Knowing a child’s reading level isn’t just important for classroom learning, it can also guide parents in helping their child grow as a reader. (Courtesy photo)

Schools Superintendent Vincent Matthews: Helping students to grow as readers

There is a lot to love about November — sweet potato pie,…

Knowing a child’s reading level isn’t just important for classroom learning, it can also guide parents in helping their child grow as a reader. (Courtesy photo)
There's lots of reasons to love Halloween beyond the candy. (Courtesy photo)

How to enjoy Halloween without all the sugar

Okay, time to admit something to everyone: I love Halloween. I really…

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Being a good digital citizen doesn’t just happen; it takes effort on the part of educators, parents and peers. (Courtesy)

Teaching students to be good citizens online

I learned some new words this week including “finsta” and “crowdturfing.” You…

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SFUSD enrollment season is here

Where is your child going to school next year? It seems hard…

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The Great Kindness Challenge is among the programs students will participate in during Bullying Prevention Month.   (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Schools emphasize inclusion during Bullying Prevention Month

San Francisco as a city, and SFUSD take pride in having a…

The Great Kindness Challenge is among the programs students will participate in during Bullying Prevention Month.   (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee waves as he’s sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2011. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Honoring Mayor Lee’s legacy as a school ally

Last Tuesday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Salesforce.org Chief Philanthropy Officer Ebony…

Mayor Ed Lee waves as he’s sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2011. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)