Richard Carranza

Stay ahead, plan for the summer

It’s the month of March, and parents know what that means: It’s…

Conferences crucial to student growth

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full-time job. You…

The San Francisco Unified School District postponed a vote Tuesday night on whether condoms should be distributed in middle schools. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD postpones vote on distribution of condoms in middle schools

In an unusual move, San Francisco Unified School District leaders withdrew a…

The San Francisco Unified School District postponed a vote Tuesday night on whether condoms should be distributed in middle schools. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Distinguished teachers leading S.F. schools

We know our teachers work hard every day, but did you know…

The people behind the schools

Education is a people business — we are only as strong as…

Deadlines crucial for SFUSD placement

Happy New Year! Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start…

Tips for parents when applying for schools

I know the holidays are in full swing, and your calendar for…

Inclusiveness imperative to learning process

This week, we are celebrating the many ways students from all backgrounds…

SFUSD student Noah, left, brings refreshments to teachers with the coffee cart. (Courtesy SFUSD via YouTube)

Giving thanks to special teachers

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and soon we will gather with…

SFUSD student Noah, left, brings refreshments to teachers with the coffee cart. (Courtesy SFUSD via YouTube)

Reinforcing school lessons at home

I talk to a lot of business leaders and over and over…

Burton High School Principal Bill Kappenhagen has been named the top administrator of Willie Brown Middle School, after the new school's founding principal unexpectedly quit last week. Courtesy photo

Superintendent taps longtime Burton High principal to lead Willie Brown Middle School

District leaders announced Friday that longtime Burton High School Principal Bill Kappenhagen…

Burton High School Principal Bill Kappenhagen has been named the top administrator of Willie Brown Middle School, after the new school's founding principal unexpectedly quit last week. Courtesy photo

SF schools are hitting core goals

If you follow what is happening in public education, you’ve probably heard…

Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Increasing technology in the classroom

A few years back, someone posed this question to me: For a…

Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/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)
San Francisco Unified School District is still trying to find more than three dozen teachers to fill its classrooms. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

SFUSD scrambling to fill classrooms amid teacher shortage

San Francisco’s sky-high cost of living is not only driving public school…

San Francisco Unified School District is still trying to find more than three dozen teachers to fill its classrooms. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Arab Resource and Oranizing Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD clarifies resolution to establish Arabic-language pathways amid community concerns

The San Francisco Unified School District has issued a letter clarifying its…

Arab Resource and Oranizing Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Arab Resource and Oranizing Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Group pushing Arabic-language curriculum in SF schools faces backlash over remarks

A San Francisco-based Arabic community group could be excluded from helping to…

Arab Resource and Oranizing Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Carranza: Special recognition for outstanding SFUSD graduates

The last day of the school year is Friday, which means thousands…

Superintendent Richard Carranza

SF, education officials aim to graduate 100 percent of public-school students

On Aug. 18, the first day of this school year, Mayor Ed…

Superintendent Richard Carranza
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBefore taking the state’s new Smarter Balanced Assessment next week

SFUSD superintendent takes new standardized testing for a spin before classroom rollout next week

San Francisco Unified School District students will begin taking computer-based testing next…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBefore taking the state’s new Smarter Balanced Assessment next week