Education

New School Board Recall Group Launched With $350,000 from Tech Investor Arthur Rock

A fierce battle is shaping up over the February vote on the fate of San Francisco’s Board of Education.

The Importance of Algebra: SF Public Schools’ ‘Math Pathway’ Draws Fire as State Considers Similar Program

The state curriculum process has reignited a 7-year-old debate about how to teach math at SF schools and how best to build equity into education.

Facing Recall, School Board Member Faauuga Moliga Goes it Alone

Moliga hopes to appeal to enough critics to survive even if board president Gabriela Lopez and member Alison Collins are recalled in the Feb. 15 vote.

SF High School Students Sound the Alarm on Sexual Assault, Harassment on Campus

Staging protests and letter-writing campaigns, students at high schools citywide are asking district leaders to reform the process of reporting sexual misconduct.

Controversy Rages as California Follows SF’s Lead With New Approach to Teaching Math

San Francisco was an early pioneer of a proposed state framework for math instruction that’s sparked scrutiny and fierce debate.

School District Job Cuts Could Shrink Administrative Staff, Shift More Work Onto Educators

SFUSD looks to trim the fat from its central office in an effort to close a $125 million budget deficit by December.

Judge Orders School District to Rescind Change to Lottery-Based Admissions at Lowell High

An earlier decision by the school board to eliminate merit-based admissions at Lowell High, a top magnet school, sparked outrage among some alumni and parent groups.

S.F. Schools Rank Lowest in Bay Area in Financial Stability, May Tap $25 Million in Reserves to Plug Budget Hole

To avoid a state takeover, the school district needs to close a $125 million deficit through a combination of cuts and new revenues.

Kids Lead the Charge as S.F. Schools Prepare for Vaccinating Young Children

The school district and UCSF teamed up to educate students and assuage parental concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.

‘Painful Decisions’: SFUSD Plans to Slash Millions From Budget to Avoid State Takeover

The district plans to slash 360 jobs and tens of millions in expenses as part of a state-mandated budget balancing plan.