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School board votes 5-2 to end selective admissions policy at Lowell

San Francisco’s school board voted on Tuesday to end a 55-year-old grade…

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A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

City attorney alleges SFUSD violating students’ constitutional rights by not reopening classrooms

Expanded lawsuit argues school district discriminating on basis of wealth

A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
School Board members Matt Alexander and Mark Sanchez hope to increase the percentage of San Francisco Unified School District spending focused on the classroom. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district could increase portion of budget dedicated to classrooms

School board members will introduce a resolution on Tuesday to increase the…

School Board members Matt Alexander and Mark Sanchez hope to increase the percentage of San Francisco Unified School District spending focused on the classroom. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)

SFUSD counselors assist students in many ways

Staffers offer academic and social support as well as college and career planning help

Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)
A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district and unions reach agreement to return to classrooms

Tentative deal would see staff return when city reaches red tier for COVID-19 risk

A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Parents and children march to reopen schools

A large crowd of parents and children marched from San Francisco City…

Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Members of the Lowell High School Black Student Union read off a list of demands for the school’s administration following a racist incident on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lowell students rally against racism, call for new leadership and policies

Lowell High School students and community members on Friday stood firm in…

Members of the Lowell High School Black Student Union read off a list of demands for the school’s administration following a racist incident on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SFUSD unions say they will return to in-person teaching when The City is in the red tier

Bargaining position may be at odds with push to get students back in classrooms quickly

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Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents, city officials urge SFUSD to reach labor deal on reopening

District needs agreement by Feb. 18 to begin first phase by March 25

Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City sues school district over lack of progress on reopening

School board president calls lawsuit ‘political theater,’ says it could impede efforts

Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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School board aims to change Lowell’s culture, end selective admissions

After decades of Black and Latino students decrying what has been described…

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Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)

Data shows attendance and learning disparities have increased during distance learning

Disparities among students have widened after nearly a year of distance learning,…

Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)

Supporting success and achievement of all African American students

SFUSD committed to providing necessary conditions for positive outcomes

The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)
Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.

CA teachers union wants schools in ‘purple’ counties to stay closed for 100 days; vaccinations for staff

By Diana Lambert EdSource The California Teachers Association has told Governor Gavin…

Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.
Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD middle school and high school students ‘unlikely’ to return to school this year

News comes as no surprise for many parents but district ‘took a long time to share it’

Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dozens of city schools to get new names

Mayor Breed slams school board vote, urges focus on ‘getting our kids back in the classroom’

Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Students, families call for culture shift at Lowell after racist incident

District to explore changes including possible revision of admissions policy

Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD recognizes great contributions of mentors

Caring adults offer invaluable one-on-one help to students

Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)
Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)

Sanctions, visas, and the pandemic: One Iranian student’s bumpy path to SF State

Changing immigration rules and travel restrictions leave some overseas students in limbo

Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)
Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students denounce ‘rampant, unchecked racism’ at Lowell after slurs flood anti-racism lesson

A lesson on anti-racism at Lowell High School on Wednesday was bombarded…

Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)