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SFUSD is emphasizing “conceptual understanding

There’s a new way to learn algebra

Forget how you were taught algebra. Now, let me introduce you to…

SFUSD is emphasizing “conceptual understanding
Families have until April 10 to register their children at their assigned schools.

Navigating the school enrollment process

If you saw the mail being delivered these past few days, your…

Families have until April 10 to register their children at their assigned schools.
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United for our children’s future

Not long ago, one of our high school seniors, Diego Morales, told…

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Ty Wright/APStarting next week our students in third through eighth grade

A new day for teaching and testing

Chances are when you were in school, you took the old multiple-guess…

Ty Wright/APStarting next week our students in third through eighth grade
Every student in a San Francisco school

SFUSD’s talented students show off work at Arts Festival

This coming weekend, thousands of kids and community members will be streaming…

Every student in a San Francisco school
Kids are natural learners

It’s not too early to think about summer plans

Well, January is about over. Time to start thinking about summer. Wait.…

Kids are natural learners
CINDY CHEW/2008 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOMentoring for Success helps schools give individual attention to students who have a tough time being successful at school.

Mentors provide SFUSD students with extra boost of confidence

Everyone knows that teachers, nurses, counselors, custodians, and principals put in long…

CINDY CHEW/2008 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOMentoring for Success helps schools give individual attention to students who have a tough time being successful at school.
AP file photoBecoming board-certified is one significant way that our professional educators put their teaching practice to the test and demonstrate mastery.

Number of board-certified SFUSD teachers continues to grow

Tonight, we will be honoring 38 San Francisco Unified School District teachers.…

AP file photoBecoming board-certified is one significant way that our professional educators put their teaching practice to the test and demonstrate mastery.
Ted S. Warren/AP file photoSubmitting your school application on or before Jan. 16 (Round 1) means you have the best chance to get one of the schools you choose.

Deadline for next school year's application quickly approaching

Happy New Year! Even though it's only January, it's tme to start…

Ted S. Warren/AP file photoSubmitting your school application on or before Jan. 16 (Round 1) means you have the best chance to get one of the schools you choose.
Jim Cole/APIf you're outdoorsy and like to take advantage of the natural beauty here in Northern California

Don't take a holiday from keeping school skills sharp

This week, students are taking final exams, turning in essays and enjoying…

Jim Cole/APIf you're outdoorsy and like to take advantage of the natural beauty here in Northern California
AP file photoWhen touring potential schools

Make sure you have a checklist when shopping for a new school

Did you know that the most important shopping you can do right…

AP file photoWhen touring potential schools
<p>SFUSD schools this week are emphasizing what it means to be inclusive as part of Inclusive Schools Week.</p>

Inclusive Schools Week highlights education support for all students

When your children come home from school this week, I hope they…

<p>SFUSD schools this week are emphasizing what it means to be inclusive as part of Inclusive Schools Week.</p>
Jeff Chiu/2012 ap file phot<p>Thanks to voters

50 million reasons to give thanks for school programs

In just a couple days we'll be gathering with close friends and…

Jeff Chiu/2012 ap file phot<p>Thanks to voters
One of the important ways you can support children in school is to keep an open dialogue with their teachers.

Parent-teacher conference can give you progress report on your child

As I walk the halls of elementary schools, I see signs of…

One of the important ways you can support children in school is to keep an open dialogue with their teachers.
Jim R. Bounds/2008 AP file photoTaking your kids to the polls on Election Day can help unscramble the complexities of politics and will help them learn an important responsibility of being a citizen.

Students get a jump-start on election process

It's voting day. There are a lot of important issues on the…

Jim R. Bounds/2008 AP file photoTaking your kids to the polls on Election Day can help unscramble the complexities of politics and will help them learn an important responsibility of being a citizen.
All of the San Francisco Unified School District high schools have Wellness Centers and their doors are always open for teenagers facing issues with mental or physical health.

Wellness Centers are a haven for students seeking help

Being a teen is challenging and the statistics show it: 75 percent…

All of the San Francisco Unified School District high schools have Wellness Centers and their doors are always open for teenagers facing issues with mental or physical health.
Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about their children's educations at the annual San Francisco Unified School District Enrollment Fair on Saturday.

SFUSD Enrollment Fair gives parents jump-start on choosing schools

Parents, it seems hard to believe, but it's time to consider where…

Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about their children's educations at the annual San Francisco Unified School District Enrollment Fair on Saturday.

SFUSD has programs to help students feel safe at school

Have you ever felt judged? Have you ever felt physically threatened? Have…

Courtesy photoBessie Carmichael students perform at the SFUSD Youth Arts Festival. With Public Education Enrichment Funds

PEEF is vital to SFUSD providing a quality education

I've worked in education a long time, and I've run across some…

Courtesy photoBessie Carmichael students perform at the SFUSD Youth Arts Festival. With Public Education Enrichment Funds
Simple things like letting kids work together can help their math abilities.

Understanding math is the first step to learning math

Pop quiz: Are you good at math? Are your kids? Answer: Yes.…

Simple things like letting kids work together can help their math abilities.