Woven along the outer gates of the Botanical Garden, colorfully fringed tents flapped in the brisk Golden Gate Park breeze. Calvin, 11 years old, shrugged off the lightly drizzling Saturday afternoon weather, bounded past his dad, David Tracy, toward the open double doors of the County Fair Building. Inside, a party of pop music, dancing and creative play zones ranging from archery to candle-making launched Calvin into the event.
Supervisors Debate City’s Recall Election Rules
Three school board members of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) face a recall election this month and now funding issues for such recall elections plus a proposal to amend the San Francisco City Charter related to recall elections in general have emerged.
Press Release: Sunset, Lawton Schools Among Six OK’d to Open for In-Person Learning
First wave of school sites inspected and ready; Board calls on City for support with vaccines, regular testing, and public transit
Press Release: Community Hubs Created for Children in Need
The program provides all-day, in-person learning support for high needs students participating in SFUSD’s distance learning curriculum.
Sponsored: Retirees Find Enjoyable Learning While Social Distancing
Are you retired (over age 50) and interested in learning for pleasure this winter without worrying about exams or grades? The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco may be the perfect match for you.
SF, Bay Area Public Schools Struggle to Open During Pandemic
San Francisco and San Mateo County public schools have been closed because of the pandemic for more than nine months, and officials are still struggling with whether and when to reopen.
Lowell H.S. Admissions Policy Change Draws Ire
Frustrations over a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) decision to change the admissions policy at Lowell High School in response to the COVID-19 pandemic boiled over at a recent virual school board meeting, as long-simmering racial issues took center stage.
Press Release: SF Board of Education Approves Admissions Change for Lowell High School
The San Francisco Board of Education approved a change to the admissions criteria of Lowell High School for one year (school year 2021-22). The one-year admissions change is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of existing criteria used in previous years to admit students.
The Laurel School to Close: Press Release
The Laurel School, one of San Francisco’s oldest independent schools serving children with special learning needs, announced that it will be closing its doors in June 2020.
Parkside Preschool to Close on June 28
On May 3, parents and caretakers of children who attend the Parkside Preschool and Kindergarten on 19th Avenue at Taraval Street were informed by letter that the school will be closing after decades of serving the needs of preschoolers. The school will cease to operate on June 28.
Pictures from Lafayette Elementary School Read Aloud Day
Pictures from Lafayette Elementary School Read Aloud Day, April 12, 2019
Controversial Murals Derail Schools’ Landmark Status
An effort to give landmark status to two Richmond District schools is languishing in limbo after the nomination of both schools by the City’s Historic Preservation Commission was rejected by the San Francisco Board of Education.
Town Hall Focuses on Bringing More City College Classes to the Sunset District
On Sunday, February 24, 2019, over 125 people assembled in the A.P. Giannini Middle School library to discuss ways to bring more City College classes to the Sunset District.
Students Bust a Move
The SF Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Visual and Performing Arts Department celebrated kindergarten through 12th grade dance programs by hosting a Dance Showcase at Presidio Middle School on Nov. 7.
SF Symphony’s Adventures in Music celebrates 30 years
The Adventures in Music (AIM) program, which connects the San Francisco Symphony with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), started in 1988 with 17 schools. More than 200,000 enlightened students later, AIM is still going strong and celebrating 30 years of music education partnership.