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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SFUSD Employees Feel ‘Disrespected’ After Missing Full or Partial Paychecks

The district has apologized and chalked it up to a technical snafu, but the teachers union is still planning a class-action lawsuit.

Pride and Prejudice: Why Lowell Looms Large in SF’s School Discourse

Local parents were already upset with a district they saw as capricious and out of touch. But when the commissioners came for merit-based admissions, the gloves came off.

Recall Camp Candidates Support Merit-Based Admissions at Lowell

The school’s future was a major force in the recent recall of three school board members. It continues to loom large in district discourse.

San Francisco School District Reverses Course on Mask Rules for Students, Staff

SF school officials surprisingly reversed course on mask rules Friday, saying they’ll no longer be required in middle and high schools on Mar. 12.

California Calling Off Mask Rules for School Children—But SF Has No Plans To Follow Suit

San Francisco school officials say they plan to keep mask mandates in place until the end of the school year despite a change in state rules starting in mid-March.

Keeping Kids Masked Is a Relief to Some Teachers, Even if Medical Opinion Is Mixed

The San Francisco school district’s decision to keep kids masked indoors has frustrated parents and educators alike, but not everyone is upset.

Frustrated Students and Teachers Storm Chaotic Post-Recall School Board Meeting

Student protesters—hailing predominantly from Lowell—decried cuts to AP classes, clubs and other extracurricular activities.

School District’s Superintendent Search Delayed Until New Board Can Be Seated

‘Candidates want to know who they will be working with,’ said Gabriela López, the school board’s recently recalled president said.

A Brief History of the San Francisco Board of Education Recall

The road to the SF school board recall is littered with racially charged debates, ill-advised tweets and plenty of pandemic frustration.

Moliga Steps Down From School Board One Day After Decisive Recall Vote

Though the commissioner likely had until March 1 to vacate his seat, Moliga said he wanted to make room for “a new board member to step in at this important moment.”