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SF teachers union rallies to support public education ahead of Trump’s inauguration

The teachers union in San Francisco held a series of rallies Thursday…

 

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…

 

Students in San Francisco are working with experts at the school district to create a winning strategy to reduce electricity, natural gas and water consumption. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Eco-literacy’ woven into SF school curriculum

You can’t live in San Francisco without seeing those ever-present green and…

 

A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)

‘Creepy clown’ spotted on Muni bus amid nationwide craze

They’re here. San Francisco appears to have its first “creepy clown” sighting,…

A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)
The San Francisco Unified School District is encouraging parents and students to get out of the car and walk, bike, use public transit or carpool in recognition of Walk & Roll to School Dat on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Courtesy photo)

Walk & Roll to school on Oct. 5 with the SFUSD

Today, I’m not going to talk about schools. Instead, I’ll talk about…

The San Francisco Unified School District is encouraging parents and students to get out of the car and walk, bike, use public transit or carpool in recognition of Walk & Roll to School Dat on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District doesn’t take a cookie-cutter approach to education. (Courtesy photo)

Erasing structural racism in the classroom

In education, and here in San Francisco, we talk a lot about…

The San Francisco Unified School District doesn’t take a cookie-cutter approach to education. (Courtesy photo)
City College of San Francisco has reduced its class schedule to match declining student enrollment. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CCSF reduces class offerings as fiscal cliff looms

With its accreditation in jeopardy and a fall from a fiscal cliff…

City College of San Francisco has reduced its class schedule to match declining student enrollment. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Back to School Night can be a great way for parents to get a first-hand experience of their child’s educational experience. (Courtesy photo)

Back to School Night puts parents in students’ shoes

Parents and guardians, do you wonder what your kid does in school…

Back to School Night can be a great way for parents to get a first-hand experience of their child’s educational experience. (Courtesy photo)
A charging station for iPads used in the classroom is seen at Martin Luther King Middle School in the Bayview District in San Francisco on Aug. 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF school board concerned about classroom commercialization

With state funding waning, the San Francisco Unified School District is facing…

A charging station for iPads used in the classroom is seen at Martin Luther King Middle School in the Bayview District in San Francisco on Aug. 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Myong Leigh has taken over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)

Introducing Myong Leigh, the SFUSD’s interim superintendent

This is my last week at the San Francisco Unified School District,…

Myong Leigh has taken over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)
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)
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Former SFUSD leader pleads guilty to felonies in $15M scandal

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

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Seven middle schools in the SFUSD are expected to add computer science classes in the 2016-17 school year. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)

More SF schools to offer computer science classes

Students in San Francisco’s public schools are being given more opportunities to…

Seven middle schools in the SFUSD are expected to add computer science classes in the 2016-17 school year. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Gender neutral restrooms more accessible under school board proposal

On the first day of her sophomore year, Rexy Amaral walked into…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Students who are not mentally stimulated while they’re away from school can suffer from “summer learning loss.” (Courtesy photo)

Keep kids engaged during the summer

Hard to believe it, but our school year has come to an…

Students who are not mentally stimulated while they’re away from school can suffer from “summer learning loss.” (Courtesy photo)
Schools in San Francisco’s Bayview District have struggled more than others to secure substitute teachers on short notice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bayview schools hard-pressed to find substitute teachers

When teachers at public schools in the Bayview District call out sick…

Schools in San Francisco’s Bayview District have struggled more than others to secure substitute teachers on short notice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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 San Francisco Unified School District emphasizes social and emotional competencies, skills that are crucial to success in school and in life. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Social skills crucial to success in life beyond the classroom

When students practice working in teams with expert guidance from teachers, they…

The San Francisco Unified School District emphasizes social and emotional competencies, skills that are crucial to success in school and in life. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)
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)