San Francisco Unified School District

Mayor London Breed and students in Lauren Behrmann's Kindergarten class get underneath a desk for an earthquake drill as they take part in the Great California Shakeout at Bryant Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Mayor, public safety officials join students in earthquake drill

Mayor London Breed, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, Fire Chief Joanne…

 

A man waits for the door to be openned to deliver a package at the Creative Arts Charter School located in the Western Addition. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Charter school loses $7 million grant for facility improvements

A popular Western Addition charter school planning to upgrade and expand its…

 

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Hospitalized SF middle school students sickened by cannabis

School district and health officials have confirmed that the unknown substance that…

 

A gender neutral restroom is seen at the San Francisco Unified School District Administration Building. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF school officials stand by protections for transgender students

San Francisco education leaders have reiterated their commitment to protecting transgender students…

A gender neutral restroom is seen at the San Francisco Unified School District Administration Building. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District are expected to receive another wage increase. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF teachers to receive salary boost as housing crisis continues

San Francisco teachers are expected to receive another wage increase early this…

Teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District are expected to receive another wage increase. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Whether excused by a parent or not, if a student is not attending class, that student is missing out. (Courtesy photo)

Showing up is half the battle

How do our kids learn if they’re not in school? Actually, I…

Whether excused by a parent or not, if a student is not attending class, that student is missing out. (Courtesy photo)
Board of Education President Matt Haney grabbed national headlines this week when he suggested public schools in San Francisco drop the names of slave owners. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

SF school board head reconsiders campus name change resolution

Board of Education President Matt Haney struck a nerve across the nation…

Board of Education President Matt Haney grabbed national headlines this week when he suggested public schools in San Francisco drop the names of slave owners. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District FUSD is developing a new, alternative teacher certification program called SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. (Courtesy SFUSD)

Pathways to teaching in the San Francisco Unified School District

At the San Francisco Unified School District, our actions focus on one…

The San Francisco Unified School District FUSD is developing a new, alternative teacher certification program called SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. (Courtesy SFUSD)
Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speak to second grade students during the first day of school at Bryant Elementary School on Aug. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Heading to Houston: Proud moments with the SFUSD

In early September, I will be heading to Houston, Texas, to serve…

Mayor Ed Lee, center, and Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speak to second grade students during the first day of school at Bryant Elementary School on Aug. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza takes a selfie with school faculty during the first day of school at Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco’s Bayview District Monday, August 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on success as school year begins

It’s hard to believe it, but a new school year has begun.…

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza takes a selfie with school faculty during the first day of school at Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco’s Bayview District Monday, August 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza is reportedly a finalist to lead the largest public school system in Texas. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Richard Carranza, head of SFUSD, a finalist for Houston job

The San Francisco Unified School District is planning for the potential loss…

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza is reportedly a finalist to lead the largest public school system in Texas. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
The removal of San Francisco Community School principal Nora Houseman has raised concerns among parents and staff, who believe the district violated its own policy. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Legitimacy of SF principal’s ouster questioned by parents, school staff

The beloved principal of a small public school in the Excelsior will…

The removal of San Francisco Community School principal Nora Houseman has raised concerns among parents and staff, who believe the district violated its own policy. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

San Francisco’s Children Need You to Vote Yes on Prop B

As the superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, I see…

Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools

Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools

I’m happy to report that overall our graduation rates are among the…

Thriving students reinforce success of San Francisco schools
The San Francisco Unified School District’s RAVE nominations recognize all of the valuable employees who contribute to The City’s schools. (Courtesy photo)

RAVE-ing about the people who keep San Francisco educated

People are the most important part of any organization and, in education,…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s RAVE nominations recognize all of the valuable employees who contribute to The City’s schools. (Courtesy photo)
The SFUSD Arts Festival runs April 28 to May 6 at the Asian Arts Museum in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD Arts Festival illustrates integration of school curriculum

San Francisco is home to many artists and art connoisseurs, and we…

The SFUSD Arts Festival runs April 28 to May 6 at the Asian Arts Museum in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the San Francisco Unified School District is recognizing a few of its standout helpers. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteers vital to student growth

You’ve seen them in our schools — teachers, principals and counselors —…

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the San Francisco Unified School District is recognizing a few of its standout helpers. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD budget incorporates community input

I’ll say this about the San Francisco Unified School District: We really…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District is partnering with Zynga for the third year to host Game Design Academy Career Day. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD prepares students for careers in tech, hospitality

Ready, set, go! We hear this phrase from our children during recess,…

The San Francisco Unified School District is partnering with Zynga for the third year to host Game Design Academy Career Day. (Courtesy photo)
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speaks with Lowell High School on the steps of City Hall students during a walkout in protest of racism at the school on Feb. 23. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD looks to recruit more black students at Lowell

San Francisco’s public school leaders are looking to recruit more black students…

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, speaks with Lowell High School on the steps of City Hall students during a walkout in protest of racism at the school on Feb. 23. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)