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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)
People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF seeks city funding as cuts, state takeover loom

While President Joe Biden this week pitched a plan to offer federal…

People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees will vote May 10 on lay offs affecting more than 600 faculty members. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

City College nursing program could lose more than half of its faculty

Students and instrutors say proposed layoffs endanger program’s accreditation,

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees will vote May 10 on lay offs affecting more than 600 faculty members. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco high school seniors will be able to graduate with their peers in June.<ins> (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)</ins>

High school seniors will get a chance to graduate in person

City and SFUSD to host outdoor, socially distanced ceremonies at two locations

San Francisco high school seniors will be able to graduate with their peers in June.<ins> (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)

SFUSD Pride observances include virtual events this year

Creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students in focus even with distance learning

San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)
Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

California’s massive UC and Cal State systems plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall

Nina Agrawal, Teresa Watanabe, Colleen Shalby Los Angeles Times The University of…

Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
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…

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)