SFUSD

Spring break is a perfect time to keep students learning

This week is spring break for San Francisco’s public schools, which means…

Je-Meese Lemmons, second from left, stands with her daughter and other parents and students not comfortable with George Washington Carver Elementary School’s open-space floor plan, saying it leaves students vulnerable in an emergency.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Parents worry open-classroom layout at SF school leaves students vulnerable

An elementary school in Bayview-Hunters Point is one of two public schools…

Je-Meese Lemmons, second from left, stands with her daughter and other parents and students not comfortable with George Washington Carver Elementary School’s open-space floor plan, saying it leaves students vulnerable in an emergency.  (Jessica Christian/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)
An amendment to San Francisco's administrative code could prevent educators from certain no-fault evictions during the school year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Teachers could be exempt from no-fault evictions during school year

Evicting teachers who live and work in San Francisco for reasons beyond…

An amendment to San Francisco's administrative code could prevent educators from certain no-fault evictions during the school year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Mariachi brings about new lessons

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

Students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year are considered chronic absentees. Eight of 12 district high schools in San Francisco reported more than 11 percent of their students were chronically absent last year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF schools working to combat chronic absenteeism

Students in San Francisco’s public schools may at first just miss a…

Students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year are considered chronic absentees. Eight of 12 district high schools in San Francisco reported more than 11 percent of their students were chronically absent last year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Stay ahead, plan for the summer

It’s the month of March, and parents know what that means: It’s…

San Francisco Unified School District leaders aim to increase literacy in The City's schools during National Read Across America Day Wednesday.

SFUSD aims to increase literacy in schools

Thousands of donated books made their way Wednesday to a Castro district…

San Francisco Unified School District leaders aim to increase literacy in The City's schools during National Read Across America Day Wednesday.

Conferences crucial to student growth

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full-time job. You…

Distinguished teachers leading S.F. schools

We know our teachers work hard every day, but did you know…

Annual priorities encompassed in LCAP

Here at the San Francisco Unified School District, we talk about improving…

The people behind the schools

Education is a people business — we are only as strong as…

Deadlines crucial for SFUSD placement

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

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent  Richard A. Carranza (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2015)

SF superintendent denies reports he is top candidate for LAUSD leadership post

San Francisco’s beloved mariachi music-playing superintendent said Monday he has no plans…

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent  Richard A. Carranza (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2015)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file 2009

Police increase presence at SF schools in response to LAUSD threat

San Francisco police were increasing their presence at The City’s schools as…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file 2009

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)
Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Increasing technology in the classroom

A few years back, someone posed this question to me: For a…

Cesar Chavez Elementary School student Jailynn Bermudez tries out a few sample math questions typical of those found on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. (Mike Koozmin/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)