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Parent-teacher conferences, being done virtually this year, remain a critical part of the educational process. (Shutterstock photo)

Making the most of parent-teacher conferences

A few questions to consider as you prepare to meet your child’s instructor

Parent-teacher conferences, being done virtually this year, remain a critical part of the educational process. (Shutterstock photo)
Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Despite underperforming Prop. 15, SF city schools stand to gain from Tuesday’s election

While Proposition 15 is lagging in the most current election count at…

Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Voters selected Matt Alexander and Kevine Boggess as new members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Courtesy photos)

Incumbents, newcomers elected to SFUSD school board

Kevine Boggess, Matt Alexander look likely join Mark Sanchez, Jenny Lam

Voters selected Matt Alexander and Kevine Boggess as new members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Courtesy photos)
Incumbents Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano will retain their seats on City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. (Courtesy photo)

Voters sticking with incumbents on City College of SF Board

New trustees Aliya Chisti, Alan Wong look likely to join Tom Temprano, Shanell Williams

Incumbents Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano will retain their seats on City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. (Courtesy photo)
Proposition J would raise money to fund San Francisco public schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. J, a parcel tax to fund public schools, looks set to pass

San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly reaffirmed their support for a parcel…

Proposition J would raise money to fund San Francisco public schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Proposition 15, which adjusts 1978’s Proposition 13, would provide billions of dollars for education and other public services. (Screenshot)

Education-related measures on November ballot

A vote for these proposals would have a positive impact on SF schools

Proposition 15, which adjusts 1978’s Proposition 13, would provide billions of dollars for education and other public services. (Screenshot)
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Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

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Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Young people deserve a say in our future

By Jacqueline Ornelas As we face a pandemic, the legacy of structural…

Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)

Strong leadership needed as City College faces multiple crises

Ten candidates vying for four seats on CCSF board

Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Schools and teachers need support — now more than ever

By Susan Solomon We’re all well aware by now how the COVID-19…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Online attacks on school board members denounced by city officials

City officials on Monday condemned the targeting of school board members, both…

SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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…

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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>