"Eye on Education"
Daphne is currently an Education writer/reporter for the SF BayView National Black Newspaper. Check out the latest stories impacting schools, students and educators in the Bay Area.
New COVID data shows more disparities for kids in SF
SFDPH and SFUSD are bringing COVID resources to our kids and families. Bret Hart Elementary School in the Bayview, pictured, will host COVID vaccination clinics are offered every Friday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Breaking down the SF School Board recall election
London Breed appointed Faauuga Moliga to the Board of Education in 2018. Both are SFUSD alums and SF natives. Now, Mayor Breed is a part of the effort to recall Moliga, the first Pacific Islander to run for the SF school board.
UESF and Teachers not backing down
After a week of negotiations, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and various unions, including the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), have reached an agreement over health and safety conditions for teachers, students and staff at SFUSD school sites.
Possible state takeover?
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s office has given SFUSD until on Dec. 15, 2021, to submit an updated “balanced budget” or the state of California is threatening to take over.
SFUSD ramps up efforts to stop the spread of Omicron in schools
The first weeks back to school after the winter break have been extremely challenging for students, teachers, parents, the San Francisco Unified School District and health officials as collectively everyone works to get tested for COVID-19.
California Reading Report Card: Nine Bay Area school districts at bottom of list
California Reading Coalition has released its first ever California Reading Report Card, which has ranked 287 school districts across the state, based on third grade reading performance. The results look pretty dismal for Bay Area schools.
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Down to the wire! It looks like Santa has a gift for SFUSD... Check out some fun and educational films just in time for the holidays.
2021 Willie Mays Scholarship recipients
In San Francisco, only 31 percent of the Black population aged 25-plus attain a bachelor’s degree, compared to 74 percent of the white population. The Willie Mays Scholars program...
SFUSD schools return to in-person learning for Fall
California’s seventh largest school district – is working feverishly to ensure that families are ready and informed about SFUSD’s back-to-school plan.
Samoan Dual Language Pre-K Program launches in Bayview
The Leola M. Havard Early Education School in Bayview Hunters Point is offering the first Pre-K dual language program.
"Eye on Education"
Despite all the money received by the District from the COVID Relief State Incentive Grants (AB86), budget cuts are actually being considered by the San Francisco Unified School District School Board.
SFUSD: ‘Free meals for all’ in 2021-22
When students return to school this fall, the San Francisco Unified School District is offering FREE MEALS to all pre-K-12 students throughout the 2021-22 school year.
SFUSD Board approves short-term budget for 2021-22
Just before the July 1 deadline, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved the $1.16 billion budget for the 2021-22 school year. But, will it be enough to balance SFUSD's growing budget shortfall?
SF students get ready for in-person learning
Students are leading by example at Burton High School in San Francisco’s Portola area, where they’re lining up to get vaccinated. Some are even earning Giants baseball tickets to a future game!
SFUSD has teamed up with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to help inform students, parents and staff about the health and safety protocols that will need to be in place, per state and county guidelines when "in-person" class resumes on Aug. 16th.
The Curry family unveils new playground in East Oakland
NBA and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, his wife Ayesha and their daughters, Ryan and Riley, helped dedicate a new playground in East Oakland on Saturday, June 12.
Black Graduates Celebrate at "Rites of Passage" ceremony!
This was actually the first in-person Black Graduation ceremony for SFUSD students of color due to the pandemic. Last year, the Annual Black Graduation was virtual because of COVID-19 restrictions.
SFUSD lost touch with 8,800 students during the pandemic
When the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) started rolling out its staggered return to school plan for in-person learning in April, nearly half of the families surveyed with students in sixth through 12 grades opted to stay home.
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