Education

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.

School Board Recall Organizers Aim for Role in Selecting Replacement Candidates

Siva Raj and Autumn Looijen plan to create a “screening process” for new school board members, though the choice will lie with Mayor London Breed if the recall succeeds.

School Board Recall Scheduled for February 2022, Along with Assessor-Recorder Election

San Francisco voters will decide the fate of three school board members in February 2022.

S.F. Schools’ Enrollment Declines Could Cost the District $35M

The loss of students is posed to worsen an already sizable deficit for the next fiscal year.