education

Eduardo de la Cruz walks in with his son, kindergartener Erron Cudjo, for his first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Restoring faith in San Francisco’s public schools

By Decreasing the Distance Last week SFUSD welcomed 6,056 of our youngest…

 

San Francisco Unified School District Board member Faauuga Moliga, right, pictured with Superintendent Vincent Matthews on the first day back to classrooms, will be board vice president for the remander of the 2121 term. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Faauuga Moliga named as school board vice president to replace Alison Collins

The San Francisco school board on Tuesday selected board member Fauuga Moliga…

 

Supervisor David Canepa (front) announced a $2 million grant to allow 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free. Behind him from left to right stand students Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla, Alec Guiulfo, Mikayla Balan and Fernando Martin Montanes. (Courtesy photo)

$2 million grant allows 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free

A $2 million grant could allow a total of 2,500 San Mateo…

 

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, has agreed to stay through June 2022 after announcing his resignation earlier this year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD superintendent sets new terms in agreeing to postpone resignation

Vincent Matthews calls for ‘strict adherence’ to board rules and procedures

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, has agreed to stay through June 2022 after announcing his resignation earlier this year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)

April is School Library Month

In the past year, school librarians have shifted roles to meet students’ distance learning needs

The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)
A San Francisco Unified School District program that gave would-be teachers extra training in the classroom has lost a key partner. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)</ins>

USF ends partnership with SFUSD in teacher residency program

District launched training effort to improve low retention rates for new hires

A San Francisco Unified School District program that gave would-be teachers extra training in the classroom has lost a key partner. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Unified School District opened some classrooms this week, including Bryant Elementary School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD must stay focused on full, five-day reopening

By Jenny Lam This week I greeted students at Bret Harte Elementary…

San Francisco Unified School District opened some classrooms this week, including Bryant Elementary School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City College of San Francisco has issued layoff warnings to 160 faculty members. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City College classes for English learners jeopardized by cutbacks

English learners and their supporters called for financial support from The City…

City College of San Francisco has issued layoff warnings to 160 faculty members. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)

‘It’s a beautiful sight’: The first students return to the classroom

San Francisco’s youngest public school students stepped into classrooms for in-person learning…

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)
Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD students are going back to the classroom

After more than a year of distance learning, city schools begin reopening on Monday

Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five things to know about getting back to in-person learning

Timely tips for SFUSD students returning to classrooms

  • Apr 9, 2021
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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New preschool announced in Mission District

City funding helps Mission Kids double enrollment

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City College of San Francisco has added more in-person course offerings for the spring semester but is awaiting guidance for the fall. (Courtesy photo)

City College still waiting for health department guidance on fall return to classrooms

While K-12 public schools are committing to a regular semester of in-person…

City College of San Francisco has added more in-person course offerings for the spring semester but is awaiting guidance for the fall. (Courtesy photo)
Distance learning has been difficult for some students during the 2020-21 school year. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

What are parents’ rights regarding children’s education during COVID?

State laws offer little detailed guidance for unprecedented times

Distance learning has been difficult for some students during the 2020-21 school year. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board votes to rescind renaming resolution

Process will resume with more outreach and research once students are back in classrooms full-time

Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco school board commits to full-time in-person education for the fall

The San Francisco school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to commit to…

Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

It’s time for the San Francisco school board to focus

By Gabriela López Right now, I have tunnel vision. When I played…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD superintendent agrees to postpone departure

Superintendent Vincent Matthews will postpone his resignation from San Francisco Unified School…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)

New beginnings for SFUSD students

Youngsters returning to classrooms and those continuing distance learning can reach full potential

Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)
Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board recall effort begins gathering signatures

Organizers say officials failed to prioritize reopening schools

Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)