education

School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Social workers make important contributions to schools

Mental health professionals support students in myriad ways

School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)
Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Teachers say planned school schedule leaves them with no time to prepare

Union members approve contract with district but continue lobbying on working conditions

Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
Teacher and activist Benjamin Bac Sierra is the author of “Pura Neta,” a novel about life in San Francisco’s Mission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Benjamin Bac Sierra: From San Pancho with amor

Former street kid spreads love with teaching, writing, activism

Teacher and activist Benjamin Bac Sierra is the author of “Pura Neta,” a novel about life in San Francisco’s Mission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

One year after city schools closed, parents rally for a full reopening

On the one-year anniversary of the last full day of in-person classes…

The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Schools are about to re-open, but how will students get there?

SFUSD and SFMTA start to grapple with transportation options ahead of April 12

Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
People raise their arms at a protest against proposed layoffs at City College of San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF community outraged over proposed cuts, layoffs

Nearly 200 City College of San Francisco faculty and administrators are facing…

People raise their arms at a protest against proposed layoffs at City College of San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

The City announces free summer programming for SFUSD students

City officials on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that will…

Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews to retire in June

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews will retire from his…

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD reopening plans still leave out most secondary students

SFUSD announces April return to in-person learning after reaching contract deal with teachers

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Charter amendment effort would replace elected school board with appointed body

Critics of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Monday formally…

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National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)

SFUSD celebrates National School Breakfast Week

District families can get breakfasts free at Grab & Go sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays

National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)
José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Some SFUSD families prefer distance learning

Health issues, classroom uncertainties among reasons for staying home

José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD sets April reopening date after reaching tentative agreement with teachers union

San Francisco Unified School District has set April 12 as its reopening…

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom and state…

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Muni N-Judah shuttle bus passes UCSF Parnassus on Irving Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

How can UCSF house its new workers?

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Healthcare infrastructure has long been a…

A Muni N-Judah shuttle bus passes UCSF Parnassus on Irving Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Settlement clears path for all youth, high school sports to resume in California

John Maffei The San Diego Union-Tribune All youth and high school sports…

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San Francisco could be more accommodating in helping public school teachers get vaccinated quickly. (Shutterstock)

The City needs to work with the school district to vaccinate educators quickly

By Gabriela López As we all know, vaccines are a major tool…

San Francisco could be more accommodating in helping public school teachers get vaccinated quickly. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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SF distributes vaccine priority codes to city schools

San Francisco has received its first vaccine priority access codes from the…

San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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School staff and teachers prioritized at Oakland Coliseum this week

Educators will have two days reserved for them this week at the…

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City supervisors are calling for an expansion of free summer programs for elementary age kids. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors urge city to provide free summer programs for all SFUSD students

San Francisco supervisors on Monday announced a proposal to expand summer programs…

City supervisors are calling for an expansion of free summer programs for elementary age kids. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)