Ida Mojadad

Ida is a reporter focused on education at The San Francisco Standard. She covered education for the San Francisco Examiner through the pandemic after two and a half years at SF Weekly. Ida is a proud San Francisco State University alumnus, having studied Race and Resistance Studies alongside journalism. You can reach her at [email protected], via Twitter @idamoj, and more at

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The Board of Education Has a Busy Week. Here’s a Roundup

Bond measure update, custodial staffing, outdoor learning, a student assignment and more.

When SF Voters Decide Whether to Recall the DA, They Will Also Weigh In on the Recall Process Itself

San Francisco voters already unseated three school board members, and they’ll soon decide on the district attorney’s fate. But even then, the debate over recalls isn’t stopping.

Muni Stays Free for All San Francisco Youth Under Expanded Pilot—for Now

Youth transportation advocates worried a turbulent recovery for SFMTA would kill the hard-fought program.

Lowell Principal Resigns, Blasting School District on His Way Out

‘The decision to leave SFUSD is solely based on my desire to apply my passion for education in a district that values its students and staff through well organized systems, fiscal responsibility and sound instructional practices as the path towards equity.’

Mixed Financial Forecast Paints Uncertain Future for SF School District

Though the San Francisco Unified School District is climbing out of a recent budget shortfall, California officials see another fiscal crisis looming in the near future.

SFUSD Could See Relief on Budget-Straining Special Education Costs

As student needs grow, promises by the state and federal governments to share costs are increasingly unmet.

Lack of Staffing, Preparation Led to Payroll Fiasco, SFUSD Administrators Say

More workers were caught up in this payroll snafu than previously disclosed. The school district received over 9,000 tech help tickets since January.

With a New Virtual School, SFUSD Shores Up Remote-Learning Options for Younger Students

Demand for online alternatives remains steady despite the district’s return to in-person learning.

After Payroll Snafu Deprived Several Teachers of Pay, a Top District Administrator to Resign

Myong Leigh, superintendent of policy and operations and a two-decade veteran of SFUSD, said he plans to leave his post in June.

Remote Viewing, Public Comment No Longer an Option for Some SF School Board Meetings

SFUSD said it doesn’t have enough staff to run both in-person and virtual participation outside of regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings.