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‘Pandemic pods’: microschooling phenomenon takes off in wake of fall distance learning plans

‘Pandemic pods’: microschooling phenomenon takes off in wake of fall distance learning plans

Faced with a return to distance learning in the fall, some parents…

‘Pandemic pods’: microschooling phenomenon takes off in wake of fall distance learning plans
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was suspended from his position with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)

Sexual assault allegations against soccer team members prompt a reckoning for USF

Petition leads to suspension of professional soccer player, changes in university policy

  • Jul 19, 2020
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was suspended from his position with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)
Gateway High School, a public charter school, had hoped to start the school year with a hybrid model combining online and in-person classes. July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)                                                                Gateway High School, a public charter school, will start in August with distance learning, before tentatively moving to a hybrid model in September. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Private, charter schools likely forced to begin semester with distance learning

Private and charter schools that may have planned a return to in-person…

Gateway High School, a public charter school, had hoped to start the school year with a hybrid model combining online and in-person classes. July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)                                                                Gateway High School, a public charter school, will start in August with distance learning, before tentatively moving to a hybrid model in September. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Superintendent Vincent Matthews addresses the Board of Education at a meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Examiner screenshot)

School board backs continued distance learning for fall

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, the Board of Education is backing plans…

Superintendent Vincent Matthews addresses the Board of Education at a meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Examiner screenshot)
SFUSD students may start the school year at home

SFUSD students may start the school year at home

Staff report recommends starting with distance learning in the fall, transitioning to hybrid model

SFUSD students may start the school year at home
The University of San Francisco and the California State University systems have filed a brief supporting a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration policy requiring international students to take in-person classes if they want to remain in the U.S. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Universities fight new immigration restrictions on international students in court

Local colleges are scrambling to keep international students in the country as…

The University of San Francisco and the California State University systems have filed a brief supporting a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration policy requiring international students to take in-person classes if they want to remain in the U.S. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Schools would be required to have hand sanitizer or hand washing facilities in all classrooms if they resume in-person instruction, according to Department of Public Health guidelines released Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

Health department guidelines for schools set rigorous standards for social distance, cleanliness

Health department guidance issued Wednesday for in-person instruction at San Francisco schools…

Schools would be required to have hand sanitizer or hand washing facilities in all classrooms if they resume in-person instruction, according to Department of Public Health guidelines released Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)
School district officials are debating whether they can safely return to in-person teaching in the fall.(Shutterstock)

As city schools weigh reopening, doubts about safety dominate conversations with teachers

‘If I don’t feel safe as an educator, how am I going to be prepared to teach?’

School district officials are debating whether they can safely return to in-person teaching in the fall.(Shutterstock)
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Summer learning can be fun

It’s been almost a month since the 2019-20 school year ended, and…

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School officials are still considering different learning options for fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD to host town hall meetings for parents to plan for fall semester

The San Francisco Unified School District will be hosting a series of…

School officials are still considering different learning options for fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s decision comes amid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board approves making SF schools police-free

Under the resolution, SFUSD will not renew its memorandum of understanding with the San Francisco Police Department

The San Francisco Unified School District’s decision comes amid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally calling on CCSF to keep the Fort Mason campus open on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students, faculty say closure of Fort Mason campus imperils many art classes

Dozens of people, students and current and former faculty members of City…

A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally calling on CCSF to keep the Fort Mason campus open on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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City College of San Francisco selects interim chancellor

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees on Monday announced…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police responded to a report of a gunshot at Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. The handling of the incident raised concerns among parents and school board members. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board members want to end agreement with police

Resolution would defund police programs, call for Police Commission to develop new protocols

San Francisco Police responded to a report of a gunshot at Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. The handling of the incident raised concerns among parents and school board members. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School is going to look different this fall

School is going to look different this fall

As we enter the first weeks of summer, I know our students,…

School is going to look different this fall
Guidelines issued by the CDC and state could require regular temperature checks and smaller classrooms. (Courtesy photo)

Reopening S.F. schools could come with a hefty price tag

Officials estimate at least $27 million in added costs to comply with safety guidelines

Guidelines issued by the CDC and state could require regular temperature checks and smaller classrooms. (Courtesy photo)
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COVID-19 crisis shows need to close digital divide

State legislature should keep funding for alternative education programs such as Calbright College

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Students will be required to wear a mask when they return to school in the fall. (Shutterstock)

Expect hybrid learning to become the norm this fall

By Ricardo Cano Cal Matters Students in face masks at all times.…

  • Jun 10, 2020
Students will be required to wear a mask when they return to school in the fall. (Shutterstock)
A movement to defund police departments is contributing to a debate over whether to end a formal relationship between the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Police Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district considers changing relationship with police

Board members debate dropping financial support for resource officers program

A movement to defund police departments is contributing to a debate over whether to end a formal relationship between the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Police Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students at Mission High School led a protest and march against police brutality on June 3, 2020. (Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)

Celebrating the accomplishments of students in a difficult year

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the school year. When…

Students at Mission High School led a protest and march against police brutality on June 3, 2020. (Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)