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SFUSD proposed budget shows state funding slows

Public schools in San Francisco are set to receive another boost in…

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)
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)
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)
Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco’s Richmond District on May 20, after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Erratic’ man blamed for bomb threat at SF high school

Police are still trying to identify an “erratic” man who phoned in…

Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco’s Richmond District on May 20, after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowson/Special to 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)
Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco's Richmond District Friday, May 20, 2016 after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at SFUSD schools following bomb threat

UPDATE 1 P.M.: Students were released from Washington High School on Friday…

Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco's Richmond District Friday, May 20, 2016 after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SFUSD graduation rate reaches six-year high

San Francisco Unified School District’s graduation rate grew again last school year,…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools ‘on the right track’ with transgender inclusivity

When it comes to safeguarding transgender students, San Francisco public schools have…

Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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
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)
A student uses an electronic tablet during the grand opening of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) lab at the Chinese Immersion School at De Avila in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, May 6, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

New integrated learning lab opens at Chinese Immersion School

The Chinese Immersion School at De Avila opened an integrated learning classroom…

A student uses an electronic tablet during the grand opening of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) lab at the Chinese Immersion School at De Avila in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, May 6, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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)
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)

How to enroll in a San Francisco public school

Last month, we sent out offer letters to 14,500 families who applied…

The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

It’s time to build and open new schools in SF

San Francisco is currently experiencing something we haven’t seen in a long…

The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)