education

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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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)