San Francisco Unified School District

Inclusiveness imperative to learning process

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

SFUSD to share gun safety tips with parents

San Francisco public school officials for the second time plan to distribute…

Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD stepping up security after break-ins at Ruth Asawa SOTA

District officials are stepping up security efforts at Ruth Asawa San Francisco…

Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
18-year-old Frankie Pena holds a container of Oysters Rockefeller stuffing as he walks out of the refrigeration unit at the John O'Connell High School O’Connell Culinary Arts program, Tuesday, November 24, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF students learn cooking and history all in one lesson

Former longtime chef and owner of renowned Financial District Italian restaurant Palio…

18-year-old Frankie Pena holds a container of Oysters Rockefeller stuffing as he walks out of the refrigeration unit at the John O'Connell High School O’Connell Culinary Arts program, Tuesday, November 24, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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)
San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis continues to grip SF teachers, even after bond approval

Despite voter approval earlier this month of a bond that will help…

San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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)
At a panel Tuesday morning at San Francisco State Univeristy of nearly a dozen undocumented students, John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, discussed the agency’s first-ever resource guide for educators to better support undocumented youths in high school and college. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

First-of-its-kind federal resource guide helps educators support undocumented youths

San Francisco State University junior Pamela Ortiz was dismayed when a political…

At a panel Tuesday morning at San Francisco State Univeristy of nearly a dozen undocumented students, John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, discussed the agency’s first-ever resource guide for educators to better support undocumented youths in high school and college. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

Reinforcing school lessons at home

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

SF schools say safety protocols are in place in regards to Oregon college shooting

Students and faculty at City College of San Francisco were among those…

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
Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School Principal  Demetrius Hobson unexpectedly retired last week, just a month after the new school opened. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Teachers’ union urges changes at Willie Brown Middle School after principal resigns

Barely a month ago, San Francisco Unified School District officials were toasting…

Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School Principal  Demetrius Hobson unexpectedly retired last week, just a month after the new school opened. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools are hitting core goals

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

Students in Downtown High School's FORK program visit San Francisco's Alemany Farm on Aug. 29. The students were able to pick and taste fresh fruits and learned about organic, farm-to-table gardening. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planting seeds in SF’s students

Downtown High School senior Jessica Alvarez plucked a pair of bright red…

Students in Downtown High School's FORK program visit San Francisco's Alemany Farm on Aug. 29. The students were able to pick and taste fresh fruits and learned about organic, farm-to-table gardening. (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)
The renovated Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview now boasts a new science lab, music room and digital media lab. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

New sights on first day of school

Yesterday was a great day. We opened our schools to students after…

The renovated Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in the Bayview now boasts a new science lab, music room and digital media lab. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Photo by Mike Koozmin - Mission High School 9th grade math class (geometry).

SFUSD fully staffs classrooms for first day of school

The San Francisco Unified School District’s teacher shortage appears to have been…

Photo by Mike Koozmin - Mission High School 9th grade math class (geometry).
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)
Teacher Jessica Wong instructs summer school students during a chemistry class experiment at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Residency thrives amid SFUSD teacher shortage

With nearly 50 teaching positions still left to fill by the Aug.…

Teacher Jessica Wong instructs summer school students during a chemistry class experiment at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)