Renaming Schools, Changing Lowell H.S.’s Admission Policy and Getting Students Safely Back into Classrooms Result in Community Backlash,
The San Francisco Board of Education voted 5-2 for an equity audit led by community leaders and to use the regular admissions process for SFUSD comprehensive high schools for future admissions to Lowell High School.
SFUSD to Change Schools’ Names: ‘Guiding Principles’ Deem George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Others Unworthy of the Honor
“All the schools that are on the list, their names will be changed,” Commissioner Mark Sanchez said. “So, we just want to be really clear with our communities that that’s going to happen.
San Francisco public schools will not be reopening as planned on Jan. 25 after negotiations between the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the teachers union broke down.
… we are concerned the district is undertaking a misguided and costly distraction by proposing to rename at least 45 elementary, middle and high schools.
The schools that are on the list include: Abraham Lincoln High School; James Russell Lowell High School; Herbert Hoover Middle School; Lawton Elementary School; Dianne Feinstein Elementary School; Thomas Jefferson Elementary School; Francis Scott Key Elementary School; Commodore Sloat Elementary School; Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School; Ulloa Elementary School and Noriega Early Education School.
George Washington High School, Presidio Middle School, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, Claire Lilienthal Elementary School, Alamo Elementary School, Frank McCoppin Elementary School and Sutro Elementary are all recommended by the School Names Advisory Committee for name changes.
The George Washington High School Alumni Association won the first round in its court fight with the San Francisco Unified School District over a series of murals on the life of the first president, the school’s namesake.
By Thomas K. Pendergast The students at the Presidio Middle School on Geary Boulevard start off the school year with a new playground area, thanks to a donation by the founder and […]
More than 80 years after artist Victor Arnautoff painted them, the murals now face destruction and are the focus of an intense debate about who gets to control the memory of the past and what that legacy will be in the future.
“… we believe that community discussion around the ‘Life of Washington’ murals is not only timely, but well overdue.”