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Board of Education President Matt Haney. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

President Obama endorses SF school board candidate

Board of Education President Matt Haney received the endorsement of President Barack…

 

Teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of the offices of the San Francisco Unified School District demanding higher pay to counter the high cost of living in The City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Gov. Brown signs bill allowing SF to build teacher housing

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday will allow the…

 

San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF closer to building teacher housing as state bill clears legislative hurdle

San Francisco could soon move forward with building affordable housing for educators…

 

SF public schools tout high test scores in English, math

SF public schools tout high test scores in English, math

San Francisco Unified School District students who took a new test based…

SF public schools tout high test scores in English, math
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Former SFUSD leader pleads guilty to felonies in $15M scandal

The former San Francisco public school leader who admitted in court this…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
The Wellness Center at Willie Brown Middle School. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD board OK’s distribution of condoms at middle schools

San Francisco's public middle schools will begin distributing condoms to students as…

The Wellness Center at Willie Brown Middle School. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Wellness Center at Willie Brown Middle School. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Middle school condom distribution faces opposition as vote draws near

A proposal that would allow middle schools to distribute condoms to students…

The Wellness Center at Willie Brown Middle School. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD to explore teaching Mandarin in elementary schools

San Francisco’s public school leaders will explore teaching Mandarin as part of…

According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF schools seem short on substitutes

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s sky-high cost of living makes it…

According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Armon Taylor, 11, right, and Temon Howard, 11, operate a voice-commanded robot in the Willie Brown Middle School maker garage. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Willie Brown Middle School finding its footing after bumpy start

It’s 1:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and June Sadler, site coordinator…

Armon Taylor, 11, right, and Temon Howard, 11, operate a voice-commanded robot in the Willie Brown Middle School maker garage. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Board of Education President Matt Haney. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Matt Haney named second-youngest Board of Education president

Matt Haney was unanimously selected by fellow commissioners to serve as president…

Board of Education President Matt Haney. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Students with jailed parents may gain support

The City’s public schools are planning to better support students with incarcerated…

Former Burton High School Principal Bill Kappenhagen was named the top administrator of Willie Brown Middle School, after the new school's founding principal unexpectedly quit a month into the school year. Courtesy photo

New Willie Brown Middle School principal settling smoothly into role

School officials said Tuesday that Willie Brown Middle School’s new principal is…

Former Burton High School Principal Bill Kappenhagen was named the top administrator of Willie Brown Middle School, after the new school's founding principal unexpectedly quit a month into the school year. Courtesy photo
The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. But The City's rapidly growing population and projected increase in student enrollment means a bigger location could be needed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF leaders plan for new school in Mission Bay

City and school district officials have reopened talks of building a new…

The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. But The City's rapidly growing population and projected increase in student enrollment means a bigger location could be needed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Students at Everett Middle School eat lunch in a newly designed cafeteria, Aug. 25, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD rebrands lunchtime to appeal to more students

The bright and tall-ceilinged room at the heart of Everett Middle School…

Students at Everett Middle School eat lunch in a newly designed cafeteria, Aug. 25, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
This school year marks the opening of Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview — the first new public school constructed in The City since 2005. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD school year to begin with unique classes, new middle school

The start of the 2015-16 school year today is bringing many firsts…

This school year marks the opening of Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview — the first new public school constructed in The City since 2005. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Third graders work on math problems at Argonne Elementary School. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner (8/4/09)

SFUSD updates plan for English language learning programs

The San Francisco Unified School District over the next three years will…

Third graders work on math problems at Argonne Elementary School. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner (8/4/09)
The San Francisco Unified School District's budget will reach $787.5 million for the 2015-16 year. S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

SFUSD plans for another amplified budget

San Francisco’s public schools are poised to receive another significant boost in…

The San Francisco Unified School District's budget will reach $787.5 million for the 2015-16 year. S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner File Photo

Schools are doomed without resources

Another school year has ended, which wraps another year of people pretending…

Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner File Photo

One step forward, two steps back: The unintended consequences of school reform

While the goal of K-12 school reform is admirable, there are a…