Vincent Matthews

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)
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…

There's lots of reasons to love Halloween beyond the candy. (Courtesy photo)
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…

Being a good digital citizen doesn’t just happen; it takes effort on the part of educators, parents and peers. (Courtesy)
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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)
Within the next 30 years, there is a 72 percent chance an earthquake with a magnitude-6.7 will occur in the Bay Area.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD unveils new earthquake curriculum

Earthquakes are part of the fabric of the landscape in the Bay…

Within the next 30 years, there is a 72 percent chance an earthquake with a magnitude-6.7 will occur in the Bay Area.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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Bond measures back major renovations in SFUSD sites

Signs of fall are everywhere — children are back to school and…

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The San Francisco Unified School District currently diverts 66 percent of its waste from the landfill.(Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A greener SFUSD

This week thousands from around the world are gathered in San Francisco…

The San Francisco Unified School District currently diverts 66 percent of its waste from the landfill.(Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students run to class at George Washington Carver Elementary School in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunter's Point District. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

Bayview District schools to be focus of PITCH program

When I first began my career as a teacher, I taught at…

Students run to class at George Washington Carver Elementary School in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunter's Point District. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
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Science refreshed in elementary schools this year

In today’s world of information overload, it can be difficult to determine…

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SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews chats with students of the S.T.E.A.M. class during a tour of his alma mater, Herbert Hoover Middle School, on May 12. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

New beginnings for SFUSD students, staff

Who’s back today? Many people! It’s a day of new beginnings for…

SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews chats with students of the S.T.E.A.M. class during a tour of his alma mater, Herbert Hoover Middle School, on May 12. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Most teens need at least eight hours of sleep to do well in school, and may need help to reduce distractions before bedtime. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Getting ready for the new school year

Can you believe that the new school year is just around the…

Most teens need at least eight hours of sleep to do well in school, and may need help to reduce distractions before bedtime. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Learning doesn’t stop in the summer

This is the first full week of summer vacation for our San…

ars could look like. (Courtesy photo)
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This graduation season, meet the future alumni of the SFUSD

Do you hear the sound of clapping and cheering? This is the…

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School administrators and para-educators are crucial to the educational experience. (Courtesy photo)

Classroom contributions come in many forms

I love music and listen to it as much as possible. High-performing…

School administrators and para-educators are crucial to the educational experience. (Courtesy photo)
Five educators across the San Francisco Unified School District were awarded Teacher of the Year by Mayor Mark Farrell. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco’s Teacher of the Year honorees

When I think about May, I think Giant’s games, mothers, graduations, sunshine…

Five educators across the San Francisco Unified School District were awarded Teacher of the Year by Mayor Mark Farrell. (Courtesy photo)