This post is part of a series exploring ways to decolonize Thanksgiving. Read Part 1 of this series here. When I learned about the painful history of Thanksgiving I realized I could no longer celebrate it. After getting more informed about the true history of the holiday, I decided we had to make changes in […]
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This post is part of a series exploring ways to decolonize Thanksgiving. Read Part 2 of this series here. As we begin the holiday break, many of us take time to reflect on all that we are thankful for. During this time, we can also reflect on the true history of our country, and the ongoing […]
I am so excited about the work going on in SFUSD’s Curriculum and Instruction Department! Last week, staff made a presentation to the Curriculum Committee to address curriculum and celebrations of Indigenous history in our district. Systemic problems need systemic answers. Over the past several years, many educators have worked to de-colonize social-studies instruction in […]
Last year in 2018, 153 students took part as artists in the Arts Festival. We have 54,000 students in SFUSD. That means the percentage of student artists who took part in last year’s Art Festival was only .02%! With numbers like these, many folks are wondering: Is the money we spend on events like the SFUSD Arts Festival really worth it if they reach so few students?
As I look closely at the VAPA budget, I can see discrepancies in where the money is going. I’ve been asking about these for a while now, from the VAPA staff. So far, I’m not getting clear answers…
You are probably already working with a morning routine. I created one last year, when my girls were in Pre-K. This year, though, I’ve asked my daughters to get involved in creating a written Morning Schedule.
It’s important for parents to communicate with teachers about our high expectations for our children’s schooling. Below is my list of expectations for all my child’s teachers.
This is a blog for parents and educators to share information, about how to support our children in SF Public Schools. As an involved parent, I am interested in moving “beyond the bake sale”, to support our academic success for all children. By becoming informed and asking questions we can create public schools of the highest quality — I encourage you to join in on the conversation! [Click the heading to learn more.]
Professional Development and Community Resources A list of free/low-cost professional development opportunities for schools interested in expanding their capacity in this work. Social Justice Professional Development Support for Bay Area Schools: SF-CESS (San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools) http://sfcess.org/ Offers professional development for teachers and administrators via iGroups, “individual inquiry group”, made up of […]
Black History Month SFUSD: #BlackHistoryMatters! Happy Black History Month!!! By now your child should be sharing some of the some of the wonderful things they are learning about the amazing history and contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. For the first time, I think ever (!) my girls are reporting they are […]