education

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)
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School has a Filipino language program that some parents sought to expand to a dual immersion program. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Filipino immersion proposal meets with resistance from school district

Bessie Carmichael parents say current program failing to teach language proficiency

Bessie Carmichael Elementary School has a Filipino language program that some parents sought to expand to a dual immersion program. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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Candidates vie for four seats on SF school board

Pandemic adds to pressing issues already facing SFUSD leaders

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Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)

Votes for Prop. J and Prop. 15 will improve public education

People can support schools on Election Day

Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)
Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior

Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior

Survey finds about 80 percent experienced bullying or verbal harassment

Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior
Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications

Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications

More than a dozen schools in San Francisco are in the final…

Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications
Harper Fortgang, a student at Proof School in San Francisco, is a member of the award-winning Team Super Plants, which is growing California native plants with “supercharged” roots that fight climate change. (Courtesy Michael Yetman)

Green Space: Middle-school students attack climate change with ‘Super Plants’

SF team wins Cousteau-sponsored challenge with biodiversity project

Harper Fortgang, a student at Proof School in San Francisco, is a member of the award-winning Team Super Plants, which is growing California native plants with “supercharged” roots that fight climate change. (Courtesy Michael Yetman)
In fall 2020, virtual events mean that parents can meet all of their children’s teachers. (Courtesy photo)

There’s good access to online back-to-school events

Parents may attend gatherings hosted by all of their children’s teachers

In fall 2020, virtual events mean that parents can meet all of their children’s teachers. (Courtesy photo)
City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy

City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy

Kids will attend school online in small group, daycamp-like settings

City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy