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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)
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)
George Washington Carver Elementary School is on track for a remodel of classrooms after parents expressed serious concerns about the safety of the building. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Carver Elementary to raise walls

The school district has taken its first step to remodel an elementary…

George Washington Carver Elementary School is on track for a remodel of classrooms after parents expressed serious concerns about the safety of the building. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A rendering of the future Bayshore Elementary campus, which will absorb Robertson Intermediate and install state-of-the-art technology in classrooms. (Courtesy BCA Architects)

School consolidation to revitalize Bayshore in Daly City

Daly City’s Bayshore Elementary School District is celebrating tentative approval of a…

A rendering of the future Bayshore Elementary campus, which will absorb Robertson Intermediate and install state-of-the-art technology in classrooms. (Courtesy BCA Architects)
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)

Mariachi brings about new lessons

I am so excited for March 25. It will be a night…

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…

Deadlines crucial for SFUSD placement

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

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…

Tia Martin teaches a third-grade class at Ulis Elementary School in Henderson, Nev. Martin is a long-term substitute teacher who is taking an alternative route to licensure program to get a regular teaching license.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts

LOS ANGELES — When a new school year began at the Sierra…

Tia Martin teaches a third-grade class at Ulis Elementary School in Henderson, Nev. Martin is a long-term substitute teacher who is taking an alternative route to licensure program to get a regular teaching license.  (AP Photo/John Locher)
Measures are in place to protect students from harassment and abuse at school, but union regulations sometimes pose another obstacle for parents. (Courtesy photo)

Dolan: Are your children safe at school?

It is hard to ignore the issue of whether school safety actually…

Measures are in place to protect students from harassment and abuse at school, but union regulations sometimes pose another obstacle for parents. (Courtesy photo)
City College of San Francisco  officials will ask the school’s accrediting commission to reverse its 2013 decision to revoke the school’s accreditation. Mike Koozmin 2014/S.F. Examiner

CCSF to meet with accrediting commission over possible reversal of 2013 decision

Leaders with City College of San Francisco on Wednesday will ask the…

City College of San Francisco  officials will ask the school’s accrediting commission to reverse its 2013 decision to revoke the school’s accreditation. Mike Koozmin 2014/S.F. Examiner
AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinEducation Secretary Arne Duncan listens as President Barack Obama speaks about education during a lunch meeting with teachers

Union leader derides Obama education chief

The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union said Friday that President…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinEducation Secretary Arne Duncan listens as President Barack Obama speaks about education during a lunch meeting with teachers