education

SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)

Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Families participating in Main Round typically get one of their primary choices

SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)
Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget proposal to the state legislature that allocates additional funding for schools. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Newsom’s budget proposal could be a ‘game changer’ for schools

New funding included for reopening, learning loss, mental health

Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget proposal to the state legislature that allocates additional funding for schools. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Newsom’s state budget earmarks billions in COVID-19 help for workers and schools

John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget to…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordability remains a concern for UCSF housing plan

University to build more than 1,200 units of housing as part of massive Parnassus campus expansion

The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward returning some students to campus, but has not set a clear date for when that will occur. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

City schools losing students

Causes remain unclear, but some families may be leaving town altogether

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward returning some students to campus, but has not set a clear date for when that will occur. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Steven Gortani, 6, and other children (background) work on their laptops at Chase Avenue Elementary School during the Cajon Valley Union School District’s Emergency Child Care Program on May 5, 2020 in El Cajon, California. The district is offering free child care to essential workers. (Eduardo Contreras/Los Angeles Times)

Some California superintendents say Newsom’s classroom reopening plan comes up short

John Myers Los Angeles Times Superintendents of seven of California’s largest school…

Steven Gortani, 6, and other children (background) work on their laptops at Chase Avenue Elementary School during the Cajon Valley Union School District’s Emergency Child Care Program on May 5, 2020 in El Cajon, California. The district is offering free child care to essential workers. (Eduardo Contreras/Los Angeles Times)
Diego Rivera’s 1931 “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” is at the San Francisco Art Institute. (Courtesy SFAI)

Supervisors move to protect Art Institute Diego Rivera mural

Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art…

Diego Rivera’s 1931 “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” is at the San Francisco Art Institute. (Courtesy SFAI)
The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF to build more than 1,200 units of workforce housing as part of deal reached with city

Massive expansion will add another 1.5 million square feet to Parnassus campus

The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)

New coordinated care teams help SFUSD better serve students

Schools will have individual site leaders and facilitators

San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>

Gov. Newsom announces $2 billion plan to reopen public schools

State will provide support for testing, contact tracing, safety materials and oversight

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>
Incoming San Francisco Unified School Board members Kevine Boggess, left, and Matt Alexander outside the district office on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board gets new faces, new energy

Come Jan. 8, the San Francisco school board will have two freshman…

Incoming San Francisco Unified School Board members Kevine Boggess, left, and Matt Alexander outside the district office on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)

Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

Supervisor Dean Preston on Tuesday called for a hearing on the planned…

UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a resolution urging the school district to reopen schools. <ins>(Examiner screenshot)</ins>

Supervisors urge school district to reopen

Board calls for plan to get students back in classrooms

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a resolution urging the school district to reopen schools. <ins>(Examiner screenshot)</ins>
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Vaccines should allow CA colleges to teach in-person next fall

By Madeleine Beck CalMatters While coronavirus cases are surging across California and…

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School campuses will remain closed past Jan. 25 after district officials and teachers failed to reach an agreement on in-person learning protocols by a Friday Dec. 18, 2020 deadline. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco schools will not reopen by Jan. 25 after failing to reach labor deal by deadline

Teachers cite COVID surge, seek to delay reopening until city back in orange tier

School campuses will remain closed past Jan. 25 after district officials and teachers failed to reach an agreement on in-person learning protocols by a Friday Dec. 18, 2020 deadline. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Signs hang outside the community learning hub at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a semester without an outbreak, city learning hubs set to expand

Health guidelines increased costs, reduced number of students program could serve

Signs hang outside the community learning hub at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)

Systematic approach to reopening classrooms is well underway

Modifying learning plans and schedules, deploying protocols and training among tasks at hand

The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)
The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking to open 72 elementary schools, 12 early education sites and county schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district submits letter of interest to open schools

The San Francisco Unified School District has taken the first step in…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking to open 72 elementary schools, 12 early education sites and county schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kindergartners are expected to be admitted to the San Francisco Unified School District under a new “zoned” student assignment system by the 2023-24 school year.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

School board approves major overhaul of student assignment system

Choices to be limited to 8 to 10 schools to encourage diversity, predictability, shorter commutes

Kindergartners are expected to be admitted to the San Francisco Unified School District under a new “zoned” student assignment system by the 2023-24 school year.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district officals are still deciding how many elementary school students they can bring back to campus this spring after shutting down last year due to COVID-19. The answer depends in part on how many parents are willing to send their children back to school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

District debates how many students to bring back on campus this spring

With limited COVID-safe capacity, more students could mean less in-person learning time

School district officals are still deciding how many elementary school students they can bring back to campus this spring after shutting down last year due to COVID-19. The answer depends in part on how many parents are willing to send their children back to school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)