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Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, legislators strike deal to reopen California schools

Taryn Luna and John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom and…

Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Robin Rockey taught second grade at St. Anthoney-Immaculate Conception School for more than 20 years. (Photo courtesy Shirley Busch)

Parents fight for reinstatement of teacher they say was fired for delaying return to classroom

Former students and parents of a Catholic school teacher are urging her…

Robin Rockey taught second grade at St. Anthoney-Immaculate Conception School for more than 20 years. (Photo courtesy Shirley Busch)
Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)

City offers summer jobs for teens

SF Recreation and Parks is hiring 200 city kids for its annual…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)
The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Teachers call for outside mediator as contract talks over school schedule continue

Union remains at odds with SFUSD over hours students should be in the classroom

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)

Parents launch recall effort against school board members

Multiple committees formed to explore ways to remove commissioners or change board structure

Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)
Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)

Getting elementary students back in classrooms

Health, safety, scheduling guidelines must be considered

Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)
Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

School district postpones renaming to concentrate on reopening

‘Mistakes were made,’ SFUSD Board president says in announcing changes in process

Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
A group of Sunnyside Elementary School teachers attended a United Educators of San Francisco rally on Saturday Feb. 20, 2021. The teachers said it has been difficult for students to learn online. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to SF Examiner)

Thank you to our educators, workers on an invisible frontline

By Dean Preston Early on, the panic and uncertainty of the pandemic…

A group of Sunnyside Elementary School teachers attended a United Educators of San Francisco rally on Saturday Feb. 20, 2021. The teachers said it has been difficult for students to learn online. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to SF Examiner)
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The toxic culture at Lowell needs to change — for the good of all students

By Debbie Lee There has been much debate, feedback and opinions about…

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The entrance to the UCSF Medical Sciences and School of Nursing at the Parnassus campus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community groups suing in effort to stop UCSF Parnassus expansion

Three community groups are filing lawsuits in an attempt to stop the…

The entrance to the UCSF Medical Sciences and School of Nursing at the Parnassus campus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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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. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner

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)