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Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF parents face school year with hope, trepidation and concern

‘Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it’

 

Among complications surrounding fall 2021 college attendance are varying requirements regarding vaccinations at University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley. (Shutterstock)

Colleges prepare for incoming freshmen with high school learning loss

By Larry Gordon EdSource Beyond the usual efforts to get new students…

  • Jul 6, 2021

 

Cassondra Curiel is the new president of United Educators of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

SF teachers’ union: From the conflicts of COVID, a new leader emerged

During the pandemic, San Francisco’s teachers’ union found itself under an intense…

 

San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)

Tips for summer learning

School’s out for the season, but educational activities continue

San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)
Parents and students line up socially distanced before the first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic shines light on mental health crisis facing SF students

The pandemic didn’t cause the mental health crisis facing our youth. It…

Parents and students line up socially distanced before the first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District salutes its 2021 graduates. (Shutterstock)

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Graduation is a special time for students to celebrate the years of…

The San Francisco Unified School District salutes its 2021 graduates. (Shutterstock)
After what she called a “lonely” year, Ella Maoz got to see her Mission High School classmates at a recent graduation ceremony rehearsal. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

‘Senioritis’ is worse than ever for this year’s high school graduates

‘It’s hard to let go of something you never got to finish’

After what she called a “lonely” year, Ella Maoz got to see her Mission High School classmates at a recent graduation ceremony rehearsal. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD offers mental health support in May and year-round

Case management, nurses, check-ins, curriculum are dedicated to students’ wellness

All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD salutes classified workers

Secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers and others are essential in making schools work for kids

Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were…

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Graduation for students in San Francisco Unified School District’s class of 2021 promises to be emotional and memorable. 
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SFUSD seniors will gather, connect to end their careers

By Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga Throwing a graduation cap in the…

Graduation for students in San Francisco Unified School District’s class of 2021 promises to be emotional and memorable. 
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom’s school plan has billions for college savings accounts, after school programs and more

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to send…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD seniors get a chance to say goodbye to school in person

Deal to briefly return older students to school leaves many parents and teens dissatisfied

Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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City College union deal staves off layoffs, class cuts

One year agreement allows community college time to improve its finances

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kababayan (SFUSD Filipino/a/x Employees) is sponsoring the San Francisco Unified School District Pilipinx Graduation 2021 on May 28 via Zoom. (SFUSD Screenshot)

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This year’s theme is ‘celebrate resilience, uplift voices’

Kababayan (SFUSD Filipino/a/x Employees) is sponsoring the San Francisco Unified School District Pilipinx Graduation 2021 on May 28 via Zoom. (SFUSD Screenshot)
Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

How to safely reopen schools during the pandemic: The debate continues

Progress being made in ensuring vaccinations for teachers

Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Ja’Mari Oliver, center, 11, a fifth grader at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, is surrounded by his classmates at a protest outside the Safeway at Church and Market streets on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in support of him following an April 26 incident where he was falsely accused by an employee of stealing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School community rallies behind Black classmate stopped at Safeway

‘When you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us’

Ja’Mari Oliver, center, 11, a fifth grader at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, is surrounded by his classmates at a protest outside the Safeway at Church and Market streets on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in support of him following an April 26 incident where he was falsely accused by an employee of stealing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Unified School District spends less in the classroom than other large school districts but has more senior administrative staff.

Data shows SFUSD behind other districts on tax funding, classroom spending

With spending cuts on the horizon, school board members are taking a…

San Francisco Unified School District spends less in the classroom than other large school districts but has more senior administrative staff.
Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)

SFUSD celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Teaching is a profession that is like none other. It takes great…

Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)