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The San Francisco Unified School District has created special programs to recognize Filipinx history. (Screenshot)

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

SFUSD offers lessons, activity guide

The San Francisco Unified School District has created special programs to recognize Filipinx history. (Screenshot)
School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)

Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said Tuesday that student would not be back in school before the end of this calendar year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Superintendent: City schools will not reopen before the end of the year

San Francisco public schools won’t reopen to students for the rest of…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said Tuesday that student would not be back in school before the end of this calendar year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The admissions process at the academically competitive Lowell High School is set to change this year due to coronavirus restritions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lowell’s selective admissions process put on hold this year — and more changes may be in the works

School board votes unanimously to use normal student assignment lottery for competitive school

The admissions process at the academically competitive Lowell High School is set to change this year due to coronavirus restritions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents are invited to attend online sessions to hear more about SFUSD’s new policies for determining where youngsters attend school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Update on elementary school assignment process

Upcoming information sessions scheduled

Parents are invited to attend online sessions to hear more about SFUSD’s new policies for determining where youngsters attend school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)

If city leaders want kids back in class, they need to work with the district instead of attacking it

A Letter from SFUSD Educators to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary…

(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)
School district officials hope a new assignment system will make the student body at schools more diverse, as well as offer more predictability for parents.<ins></ins>

School assignment system set for major overhaul

SFUSD board weighing proposal that would limit choices, offer increased predictability

School district officials hope a new assignment system will make the student body at schools more diverse, as well as offer more predictability for parents.<ins></ins>
Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed urges SFUSD to ‘do what needs to be done’ to reopen schools

Mayor warns ‘the achievement gap is widening’ as private schools return to in-person learning

Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Proposal to change Lowell admissions triggers angry response

School board members were confronted by a tense and sometimes unruly crowd…

Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

ESL students struggle to register online for classes

CCSF offering in-person registration for English classes to bridge language barriers, digital divide

Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Some parents, alumni opposing temporary change for academically elite high school

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19
San Francisco school staffers are preparing for students to come back to classrooms safely. (Shutterstock photo)

Updates on plans for in-person learning at SFUSD

Small group of youngest students to return in initial phase

San Francisco school staffers are preparing for students to come back to classrooms safely. (Shutterstock photo)
School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

By Matt Alexander During the last week of September, students in grades…

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city
The San Francisco High School of the Arts on Page Street hopes to expand to accommodate up to 250 students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Arts school, neighbors clash over Haight expansion

A proposed expansion of a performing arts school in the Haight was…

The San Francisco High School of the Arts on Page Street hopes to expand to accommodate up to 250 students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)

UCSF should save this California monument to Black history

By Kevin Waite The long, hot summer of protest is drawing to…

Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)
San Francisco school staff have compiled an extensive Latinx Heritage Month resource guide. (Screenshot/San Francisco Unified School District)

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

SFUSD has compiled myriad cultural resources for students, families

San Francisco school staff have compiled an extensive Latinx Heritage Month resource guide. (Screenshot/San Francisco Unified School District)
SFUSD recalls turkey sandwiches due to possible contamination

SFUSD recalls turkey sandwiches due to possible contamination

San Francisco school food officials on Wednesday recalled turkey sandwiches handed out…

SFUSD recalls turkey sandwiches due to possible contamination
San Francisco schools are establishing public health protocols as students return to classrooms. (Courtesy photo)

How we’re planning for in-person learning

Safety is of primary importance as school buildings begin to reopen

San Francisco schools are establishing public health protocols as students return to classrooms. (Courtesy photo)
Convent & Stuart Hall, a private school, received a waiver Wednesday to resume in-person teaching. The school has invested in an upgraded HVAC system, UV sanitizers and other precautions in preparation. (Courtesy Convent & Stuart Hall)

SFUSD reopening plan slowly taking shape

Six private schools among first to get waivers to resume in-person teaching

Convent & Stuart Hall, a private school, received a waiver Wednesday to resume in-person teaching. The school has invested in an upgraded HVAC system, UV sanitizers and other precautions in preparation. (Courtesy Convent & Stuart Hall)