Want to know more about what your local public schools are really like? Attending a school fair or fundraiser is a great way to get to know a public school.
Learn how the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will change funding for CA public schools. Learn more about the new funding formula and find out how SFUSD is gathering input from families to create its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Now that I am a parent, and my girls are old enough, I want to watch this film with them. My girls are biracial (like me) and I think it will be meaningful for them to see our family represented in the mix of families presented.
Did you know that STAR testing, (the CA State mandated standardized test) is going the way of the dinosaur? This spring the District will participate in a field testing of a new better assessment system. Read how this assessment is dramatically different from the old STAR test.
According to a recent survey only 58% of Americans know what the Common Core Standards are. How are educators going to sell, let alone communicate, proposed improvements if parents don’t understand the basic premise of what we are talking about?
Next year will be the first year that SFUSD will implement a NEW course sequence aligned with the new Common Core State Standards in Math (CCSS-M). SFUSD Commissioner Rachel Norton identified a key question on parents minds, “Is the rigor students need going to be represented in the new course sequence?” This is a good question. Nonetheless, I believe there is a more important conversation going on.
Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐 San Francisco public school students have the day off today, January 31, 2014 to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Did you know that SFUSD is unique in that it is one of a handful of school districts nationally to celebrate the holiday? And it is the only school […]
This is a great article with an interview with our new Superintendant Richard Carranza by Erica Hellerstein of Mission Local. Even though we are facing tough times in California when it comes to funding education, I am so proud that my girls attend a school in a district whose top administrator continues to champion the rights of all students to […]
Those involved in the enrollment process are probably aware that there are various language programs available through SFUSD schools. It is wonderful that there are so many options available to parents. Many of these choices were not available when we ourselves were in school. This fact, can make choosing a language program confusing for many […]