Education

Ann Hsu Speaks Out: ‘I Am Not a Racist’

Though the school board member issued an apology for stereotyping Black and Latino families, she has no plans to step down.

Ann Hsu Rejects Calls to Resign, But Joins Unanimous Vote for Her Own Admonishment

The decision culminated a night of contentious debate over the San Francisco school board member’s controversial remarks about marginalized students.

Supporters Rally Behind Ann Hsu as SF School Leaders Prepare to Formally Admonish Her

SFUSD on Tuesday will convene a special meeting to vote on whether to officially chastise the school board member over offensive remarks.

San Francisco Superior Court Revokes Non-Citizen Parents’ Right to Vote in School Board Elections

Local advocates and the city attorney’s office expressed disappointment with the decision that reverses a 2016 ballot measure.

San Francisco Schools Could Get Up to $60 Million Under Measure Headed to Fall Ballot

Voters will weigh in on the proposal to increase access to extracurricular and student success programs on Nov. 8

SF Is a Tough Place To Raise Kids. City Leaders Believe a New Department Could Help

San Francisco families are squeezed by the city’s sky-high costs. A proposed Department of Early Childhood is meant to help relieve some of that burden.

The Last Cantonese Lecturer at SF City College: This Language ‘Won’t Go Extinct’

The fate of Cantonese courses may be uncertain at the city’s flagship community college, but Grace Yu is optimistic about the future of the language writ large.

Should School Leader Resign Over Controversial Remarks? 2 Supes Think So, But Mayor Comes to Her Defense

London Breed said that although Ann Hsu can do more to be “a better bridge builder,” she’s also an important addition to the board.

‘Racially Insensitive:’ SF School Board Member Under Fire Over Comments About ‘Lack of Family Support’ for Struggling Students

Ann Hsu apologized for her remarks, which she made in a candidate questionnaire that came to light this past weekend.

‘Getting Harder By the Day’: SF School District Looks to Staff Up as Droves of Teachers Depart

Scores of teachers are reconsidering their place in the city—or profession entirely—and the effects of that turnover will reverberate for months or years to come.