education

Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents, city officials urge SFUSD to reach labor deal on reopening

District needs agreement by Feb. 18 to begin first phase by March 25

Children hold signs at Jose Ortega Elementary School during a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City sues school district over lack of progress on reopening

School board president calls lawsuit ‘political theater,’ says it could impede efforts

Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School is known for its academically competitive, high pressure environment.<ins></ins>

School board aims to change Lowell’s culture, end selective admissions

After decades of Black and Latino students decrying what has been described…

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Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)

Data shows attendance and learning disparities have increased during distance learning

Disparities among students have widened after nearly a year of distance learning,…

Students in some groups are showing larger than usual disparities in learning outcomes after nearly a year of remote classes, new SFUSD data shows. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)

Supporting success and achievement of all African American students

SFUSD committed to providing necessary conditions for positive outcomes

The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)
Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.

CA teachers union wants schools in ‘purple’ counties to stay closed for 100 days; vaccinations for staff

By Diana Lambert EdSource The California Teachers Association has told Governor Gavin…

Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.
Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD middle school and high school students ‘unlikely’ to return to school this year

News comes as no surprise for many parents but district ‘took a long time to share it’

Everett Middle School along Church Street in the Mission District on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dozens of city schools to get new names

Mayor Breed slams school board vote, urges focus on ‘getting our kids back in the classroom’

Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students, families call for culture shift at Lowell after racist incident

District to explore changes including possible revision of admissions policy

Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD recognizes great contributions of mentors

Caring adults offer invaluable one-on-one help to students

Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)
Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)

Sanctions, visas, and the pandemic: One Iranian student’s bumpy path to SF State

Changing immigration rules and travel restrictions leave some overseas students in limbo

Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)
Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students denounce ‘rampant, unchecked racism’ at Lowell after slurs flood anti-racism lesson

A lesson on anti-racism at Lowell High School on Wednesday was bombarded…

Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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We can’t afford a UCSF expansion that makes the city’s housing crisis worse

By Kathryn Lybarger A proposal to dramatically expand the UC San Francisco…

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The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD continues planning for return to classrooms

Goal is to find way back to in-person learning ‘soon’

The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)
A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ronen, Melgar propose working group to strengthen city’s education system

During San Francisco’s first full Board of Supervisors meeting of the year,…

Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board takes up school renaming recommendations

A resolution to support the renaming of 44 San Francisco schools whose…

Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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UCSF health professionals call for February 1st school reopening

By Dr. Jeanne Noble and other UCSF department leaders Long term school…

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The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City lacks the power to enforce deal with UCSF over Parnassus campus expansion

Supervisors seek more time to negotiate community benefits

The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SFUSD suspends testing pilot after FDA warning

San Francisco Unified School District is pausing its pilot program with testing…

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