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CARE proponents (read: Lowell families) who originally marketed their proposal as “two-track accelerated Algebra” have repackaged their plan using the words “optional pathways” and “choice” to advocate for a reinstatement of tracking in SFUSD.
This student reinforced for me why we cannot support the “Accelerated Algebra in Middle School” track that some Lowell teachers and parents are proposing.
The discussion going on about middle school Algebra instruction is raising some good questions about the challenges our district faces regarding both implementation of the new Common Core standards, as well as the difficulty many teachers are experiencing in differentiating for our students. More importantly, it brings up some underlying issues that deserve our attention: communication and accountability
I have recently been working with a group of Black families in neighborhood schools to ensure they have systems and structures in place to ensure they are safe and affirming for our kids. In an effort to support the work of SFUSD educators dedicated to equitable and inclusive schools, the following are helpful lessons, videos […]
SFUSD has shared its ongoing commitment to creating welcoming and safe schools. Here are some tangible actions it can take to further this work.
How do we address the hate and violence we are seeing all around us? The answer lies in the way we socialize our children in our schools.
Have you ever felt criminalized or excluded from an academic or professional setting because of your hair? Before you answer that… let’s back up a bit.
A report back from the SFUSD Ad Hoc Student Assignment System Committee meeting. How can student assignment better integrate our schools?
As the Black students from elite schools across the country testify, it’s STILL hard to be young, gifted and Black in our nation’s elite schools.