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School Board should heed its own lessons when it comes to renaming schools

By Paul Scott Our firm has raised a legal challenge to a…

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Third grader Hayes Swanson, left, and his sister, Larkin, a first grader, take their remote learning classes with mom Sarah in between them during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” event at Midtown Terrace Park on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Zoom-in’ outside SFUSD schools urges district to resume in-person learning

With San Francisco public schools still closed and distance learning still in…

Third grader Hayes Swanson, left, and his sister, Larkin, a first grader, take their remote learning classes with mom Sarah in between them during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” event at Midtown Terrace Park on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Parent advocacy group Decreasing the Distance staged a protest march from City Hall to offices of the San Francisco Unified School District. 
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San Francisco’s families cannot wait any longer for schools to reopen

By Seth Brenzel, Dheyanira Calahorrano, Meredith Willa Dodson, Yvette Edwards and Lorin…

Parent advocacy group Decreasing the Distance staged a protest march from City Hall to offices of the San Francisco Unified School District. 
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Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>

Group forms to explore school board recall effort

Charter amendment putting city in control of SFUSD also being discussed

Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>
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Let’s work together to get educators vaccinated and back in the classrooms

By Susan Solomon San Francisco had been doing a great job ramping…

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The San Francisco Unified School District is offering plentiful programming for Black History Month. (SFUSD screenshot)

Excellence celebrated during Black History Month

SFUSD hosts lessons, events, performances and more

The San Francisco Unified School District is offering plentiful programming for Black History Month. (SFUSD screenshot)
Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD receives $2 million gift from real estate investment firm for Mission Bay elementary school project

Funding will be used to establish endowment for facility management and to further STEM opportunities

Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)
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Our priority has always been safely reopening San Francisco’s schools

By Gabriela López and Alison Collins As leaders of the San Francisco…

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The Board of Education debated the nomination of Seth Brenzel (left side, middle row) at a meeting on Feb. 9, 2021. (Examiner screenshot)

The Board of Education’s narrow definition of diversity is an embarrassment

By Catie Arbona and Gary McCoy While the San Francisco Board of…

The Board of Education debated the nomination of Seth Brenzel (left side, middle row) at a meeting on Feb. 9, 2021. (Examiner screenshot)
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

CDC sets guidance for schools to reopen safely during pandemic ‘as soon as possible’

Officials say vaccinating teachers a priority, but not a prerequisite for return to classroom

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

What would a return to in-person classes look like? SFUSD officials are still trying to figure that out.

Social distancing requirements, capacity issues could mean students return to school part-time

Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Herrera files for injunction that would compel school district to reopen

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed for a preliminary injunction that…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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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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