SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding

SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding

State funding increases allowed the San Francisco Unified School District board on Tuesday to approve a nearly 10 percent operating budget increase for the next…

Justice Department, Students and SFUSD Propose Modified Agreement in 1974 Discrimination Case

Justice Department, Students and SFUSD Propose Modified Agreement in 1974 Discrimination Case

The U.S. Justice Department and plaintiffs in a 45-year-old school discrimination case asked a federal judge today to approve a modified agreement for services to…

School Board Rejects Efforts to Change Assignment Process to Favor Neighborhood Schools

School Board Rejects Efforts to Change Assignment Process to Favor Neighborhood Schools

An effort to change San Francisco’s notoriously complicated school assignment process to give residents a better chance of attending their neighborhood school was voted down…

Student Art Festival Kicks Off Saturday at Asian Art Museum

Student Art Festival Kicks Off Saturday at Asian Art Museum

More than 7,000 children from San Francisco schools and community groups will take part in or show off their work at the San Francisco Unified…

SFUSD Officials Report Suspensions Down for African American Males

SFUSD Officials Report Suspensions Down for African American Males

San Francisco Unified School District officials reporting that suspensions of African American students are down this year are crediting restorative practices championed by the Safe…

Deadline to Apply For 2015-16 Public School Year This Friday

Deadline to Apply For 2015-16 Public School Year This Friday

The deadline for applying to San Francisco Unified School District schools for the 2015-16 year is Friday, district officials said. School choice applications and required…

SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students

SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students

Every high school student enrolled in San Francisco public schools during the next school year just gained the opportunity to take an ethnic studies class,…

Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday

Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday

With heavy winds and rain expected to mostly subside tonight after drenching the Bay Area, most schools in the region that closed today are expected…

CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm

CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm

San Francisco State University and City College San Francisco are among the large number of Bay Area schools closing Thursday because of a potentially dangerous…

SFUSD Educators to Receive 12 Percent Raise Under Tentative Contract Agreement

SFUSD Educators to Receive 12 Percent Raise Under Tentative Contract Agreement

Educators in the San Francisco Unified School District are looking forward to a 12 percent raise in their salaries over the next three years following…

Public Schools Get $2.8M Grant to Help Students Exposed to Trauma

Public Schools Get $2.8M Grant to Help Students Exposed to Trauma

San Francisco public schools have received a $2.8 million federal grant to help students suffering from trauma because they have been exposed to violence. The…

Teachers Threaten Strike As Students Return to School

Teachers Threaten Strike As Students Return to School

San Francisco public school students returned this morning for the first day of the new school year as contract negotiations for teachers remain at an…

SFUSD Approves Resolution to Commit Resources for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

SFUSD Approves Resolution to Commit Resources for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The San Francisco Unified School District board of education this week unanimously approved a resolution that will commit resources to both the short- and long-term…

Election Fraud Charges Filed Against Campaign Worker

Election Fraud Charges Filed Against Campaign Worker

Election fraud charges were filed today against a man who worked on the campaign of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate in 2012, the…

SF High Schools Showcase Mobile Gaming

SF High Schools Showcase Mobile Gaming

Twelve San Francisco public high school students will be showcasing three mobile games they created after weeks of work through a San Francisco-based free coding…

SFUSD Approves 2014-15 Fiscal Year Budget

SFUSD Approves 2014-15 Fiscal Year Budget

The San Francisco Unified School District’s board of education has unanimously approved the budget for fiscal year 2014-15 and is submitting a balanced budget to…

SF School District Lifts Hat Ban, Allows Schools To Make Own Dress Code Rules

SF School District Lifts Hat Ban, Allows Schools To Make Own Dress Code Rules

The San Francisco Unified School District’s board of education on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow individual schools to set their own policies on certain dress…

San Francisco Teachers Seek 21% Pay Increase, Cite Skyrocketing Housing Costs

San Francisco Teachers Seek 21% Pay Increase, Cite Skyrocketing Housing Costs

San Francisco teachers are rallying ahead of a Board of Education meeting this evening, calling for a 21 percent pay increase to allow teachers to…

SF Kids Post Photo Of Themselves Brandishing Handgun At School To Facebook, Get Arrested

SF Kids Post Photo Of Themselves Brandishing Handgun At School To Facebook, Get Arrested

Two students at San Francisco’s Balboa High School were arrested after posing for a photograph in school bathroom with a loaded handgun and posting the…

SF School Starts Student Crossing Guard Program

SF School Starts Student Crossing Guard Program

A new student crossing guard program kicked off at an elementary school in San Francisco’s Balboa Terrace neighborhood today. Five young Commodore Sloat Elementary School…

Board OKs Plan To Move School Of The Arts To Civic Center

Board OKs Plan To Move School Of The Arts To Civic Center

The San Francisco board of education unanimously approved Tuesday a plan to create an arts education center near San Francisco’s City Hall where the Ruth…

SF Board Of Education Talking Over Plan To Move School of the Arts To Civic Center

SF Board Of Education Talking Over Plan To Move School of the Arts To Civic Center

The San Francisco board of education tonight will discuss the possible relocation of the city’s arts high school, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, to…

“Stop the Corporate Greed” Reads Sign Carried By SF Supervisor At Market Street Rally

“Stop the Corporate Greed” Reads Sign Carried By SF Supervisor At Market Street Rally

5:25 PM: A growing crowd formed in front of the San Francisco headquarters of tech company Twitter this evening as part of a protest demanding…

The Long Walk Home: Safe Passage Watches Over The Tenderloin’s Children

The Long Walk Home: Safe Passage Watches Over The Tenderloin’s Children

Hundreds — maybe thousands — of children walk home alone, or with little supervision through the Tenderloin, five days a week, 10 months a year….

Tech Company Makes Massive Grant To SF Middle Schools

Tech Company Makes Massive Grant To SF Middle Schools

The CEO of Salesforce.com visited a San Francisco school today to highlight a $2.7 million donation by his company to the city’s middle schools —…

Low-Income SF Students Given School, Dental Supplies

Low-Income SF Students Given School, Dental Supplies

Low-income and homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District will receive school and dental supply kits to ensure that they have the resources…

Stop!  SFMTA Has Added 45 New Crossing Guards To School Beat

Stop! SFMTA Has Added 45 New Crossing Guards To School Beat

Monday was the first day of school not only for many San Francisco students, but also for many new crossing guards. The San Francisco Municipal…

SF School Board Passes Local Hire Policy For Major Projects

SF School Board Passes Local Hire Policy For Major Projects

The San Francisco Unified School District’s board of education on Wednesday passed a resolution requiring contractors to maintain certain local-hire levels for school projects. The…

SF Schools Still Oppose Plan To Reduce Food Truck Buffer To 1000 Feet

SF Schools Still Oppose Plan To Reduce Food Truck Buffer To 1000 Feet

With food trucks becoming more and more popular in San Francisco, a committee of the city’s Board of Supervisors today considered legislation that will clarify…

Graduating Public Housing Kids Honored At City Hall

Graduating Public Housing Kids Honored At City Hall

A group of students who grew up in San Francisco’s public housing complexes were honored today at a City Hall ceremony celebrating their graduation from…

Arrest Warrants Issued For SF Schools Employees Accused Of $15 Million Corruption Scam

Arrest Warrants Issued For SF Schools Employees Accused Of $15 Million Corruption Scam

A half-dozen current and former San Francisco Unified School District employees are facing felony charges in an alleged scheme in which prosecutors claim more than…

U.S. Secretary of Education Visits SF Preschool

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is in the Bay Area today and Wednesday to advocate for various reforms being sought by the Obama administration….

SF Students To Participate In Citywide Bike To School Week

SF Students To Participate In Citywide Bike To School Week

This week many San Francisco students, parents and teachers will participate in the city’s first weeklong Bike to School initiative. Bike to School Week, formerly…

SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, "Precision Medicine," CCSF's Summer School

“One summer, we couldn’t afford to have any sessions at all. But we’re getting things back in order and we’re able to increase this summer.”…