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CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return

CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return

Short plexiglass barriers that stop at the neck. Hand sanitizer dispensers flimsily…

CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return
San Francisco State University is letting go of administrative, technical and support service workers as a money-saving measure during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF State laying off staff after drop in enrollment

Cuts to administrative, technical, support staff equal more than 8 percent of university work force

San Francisco State University is letting go of administrative, technical and support service workers as a money-saving measure during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD will distribute five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner for San Francisco students at these locations and times starting on Wednesday. (Courtesy SFUSD)

Free meals for most SF students to return next week

SFUSD to provide food at 19 pick-up sites with help of federal waiver for lunch program

SFUSD will distribute five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner for San Francisco students at these locations and times starting on Wednesday. (Courtesy SFUSD)
Students and teachers are finding clever ways to connect online as the San Francisco Unified School District starts the term with distance learning. (Courtesy photo)

There are bright spots in distance learning

Exciting activities are happening in virtual classrooms

Students and teachers are finding clever ways to connect online as the San Francisco Unified School District starts the term with distance learning. (Courtesy photo)
A site on 43rd Avenue at the Francis Scott Key Annex is expected to be developed into The City’s first housing project for San Francisco teachers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

In the “new normal,” teachers still need housing. Where will they live?

The City needs a real commitment to educator housing

A site on 43rd Avenue at the Francis Scott Key Annex is expected to be developed into The City’s first housing project for San Francisco teachers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools

Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools

53 schools have indicated interest in in-person teaching so far

Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools
School bus drivers to lose wages, health care after district cuts transportation funding

School bus drivers to lose wages, health care after district cuts transportation funding

With no students to shuttle to campus with the return of the…

School bus drivers to lose wages, health care after district cuts transportation funding
A guide to the new school year

A guide to the new school year

Happy New School Year! The beginning of a new school year is…

A guide to the new school year
Susan Solomon, president of the United Educators of San Francisco, was part of negotiations for the fall crisis learning agreement. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fall learning agreement approved by teachers, school board

Deal with district gives parents and teachers clear parameters for online learning this fall

Susan Solomon, president of the United Educators of San Francisco, was part of negotiations for the fall crisis learning agreement. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home

A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home

Students should take charge, set goals, move around, stay organized

A few tips for enhancing effectiveness of learning from home
A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally at CCSF’s Fort Mason campus on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Cuts in City College fall class offerings anger students, faculty

City College of San Francisco has once again begun cutting fall classes…

A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally at CCSF’s Fort Mason campus on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning

With less than two weeks until the start of the school year,…

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning
SFUSD estimates it will need up to 25,000 devices and WiFi access for as many as 14,000 students in the coming school year. (Shutterstock)

San Francisco schools estimate $25m needed to close digital divide

Private donations being sought to fund internet access, technology

SFUSD estimates it will need up to 25,000 devices and WiFi access for as many as 14,000 students in the coming school year. (Shutterstock)
Mayor London Breed on Wednesday announced her budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year will include additional funding for the San Francisco Unified School District. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Breed’s budget proposal to include $15M to help school district close deficit

Mayor London Breed will announce her two-year city budget proposal on Friday,…

Mayor London Breed on Wednesday announced her budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year will include additional funding for the San Francisco Unified School District. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, explains the district’s fall 2020 learning plan for continued distance learning at the district board meeting via Zoom on Tuesday. (Examiner screenshot)

SFUSD fall learning plan offers few details for anxious parents

The San Francisco Unified School District has solidified the broad outlines of…

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, explains the district’s fall 2020 learning plan for continued distance learning at the district board meeting via Zoom on Tuesday. (Examiner screenshot)
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was released from his contract with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)

Former USF player dismissed from professional team

By Gabriel Greschler Special to the S.F. Examiner Former University of San…

  • Jul 27, 2020
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was released from his contract with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)
A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)

Community College of San Francisco offers new ‘gateway degree’ in cannabis studies

The first cannabis studies Associate of Arts degree in the nation will…

A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco is preparing to open more than 40 “Community Learning Hubs” this fall. (Shutterstock)

SF to open sites to assist thousands of high-needs students during distance learning

San Francisco plans to turn more than 40 public facilities into “Community…

San Francisco is preparing to open more than 40 “Community Learning Hubs” this fall. (Shutterstock)
Faced with a cash flow problem and potential foreclosure on its property, the San Francisco Art Institute is raising funds to continue operations. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Art Institute restores degree classes, seeks subtenant for Fort Mason campus

The San Francisco Art Institute will once again offer degree classes and…

Faced with a cash flow problem and potential foreclosure on its property, the San Francisco Art Institute is raising funds to continue operations. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

An appeal of the Balboa Reservoir project’s environmental review filed by City…

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members