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Alison Collins, vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, faces widespread calls for her resignation.<ins></ins>

School board members move to strip Alison Collins of titles, committee positions

Two San Francisco Unified School District board members will introduce a resolution…

Alison Collins, vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, faces widespread calls for her resignation.<ins></ins>
San Francisco Unified School Board member Jenny Lam is calling for the district to commit to a return to full-time in-person learning by the fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board member backs calls for return to full-time, in-person learning by the fall

School board member Jenny Lam has introduced a resolution committing San Francisco…

San Francisco Unified School Board member Jenny Lam is calling for the district to commit to a return to full-time in-person learning by the fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Enrollment declines at California’s community colleges far greater than earlier predictions

Steep drops threaten ‘viability’ of some colleges, college administrators say

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Families protested outside City Hall in February calling for city schools to resume in-person learning. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Judge reluctant to issue order in SFUSD reopening lawsuit

City Attorney alleges school district failure to provide in-person learning violates state law

Families protested outside City Hall in February calling for city schools to resume in-person learning. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
San Francisco public school elementary science and tech classes are focusing on pioneering women, including astronaut Mae C. Jemison, pictured in 2018 at the National Geographic premiere of the documentary “One Strange Rock” in New York. (Shutterstock)

Women’s History Month in spotlight in SFUSD programming

Around the world, millions of people celebrate Women’s History Month in March.…

San Francisco public school elementary science and tech classes are focusing on pioneering women, including astronaut Mae C. Jemison, pictured in 2018 at the National Geographic premiere of the documentary “One Strange Rock” in New York. (Shutterstock)
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California adopts CDC’s recommendation to reduce social distancing in school to 3 feet

By John Fensterwald EdSource In alignment with new federal guidance, Gov. Gavin…

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Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board member faces calls to resign over anti-Asian slurs in 2016 tweets

Elected officials including Mayor London Breed and most members of the Board…

Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A custodian cleans a school classroom. (Dan Gleiter/Tribune News Service)

State health officials need to update school reopening guidelines

Dear Governor Gavin Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly, As physicians, nurses, and…

A custodian cleans a school classroom. (Dan Gleiter/Tribune News Service)
A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Ethnic studies gets final approval for California schools ending years of debate

Nina Agrawal Los Angeles Times Ending years-long and often divisive debate over…

A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
High schoolers in drama and music programs that have been shut down by the pandemic should be able to resume performing. (Shutterstock)

High school sports return, but performing arts don’t — why?

By Ralph E. Shaffer Under new rules for high schools, athletes in…

High schoolers in drama and music programs that have been shut down by the pandemic should be able to resume performing. (Shutterstock)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is seen speaking at a news conference where the district announced the closure of Lowell High School on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Details sparse as SFUSD commits to fall reopening

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said Tuesday the San Francisco Unified School District is…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is seen speaking at a news conference where the district announced the closure of Lowell High School on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)

Study finds elementary students’ reading skills stalled after spring school closures

A new study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education…

Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)
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>