Press Release: SFUSD in Crisis with Post-Pandemic Black Student Math Outcomes

*** PRESS RELEASE *** STATE DATA ON POST-PANDEMIC STUDENT OUTCOMES REVEALS EDUCATION CRISIS FOR BLACK STUDENTS ATTENDING SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Recently released data from the CA Department of Education illustrates that Black student proficiency in math has fallen far below pre-pandemic levels, and SF Unified now among bottom of districts across the state…

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Open Letter to SFUSD Superintendent Wayne and Board of Education

Dear Superintendent Wayne and the Board of Education Commissioners, What are we doing? New state reading and math proficiency scores should be a red flag for SFUSD On October 24th, SF Unified published in its news communications to families, educators, and the community that “SFUSD Remains Ahead of State in Students Meeting Standards.” This is…

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Press Release March 22, 2022

Parents are ready for a boring Board of Education. After two years of being ignored and treated with contempt, parents could not be more ready for a school board that is ready to effectively govern and focus on educating our children. Our district is still facing multiple crises, and the new board has a lot…

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SF Parent Coalition and four former BOE presidents calling for a delay in superintendent application deadline.

San Francisco, CA (Feb 8, 2022) – SF Parent Coalition and four former SFUSD school board presidents are calling for a delay in the deadline for superintendent candidates to submit their applications. The current deadline is February 18, 2022. The incoming Superintendent will face a challenging climate and, potentially, a new Board of Education. In…

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Decreasing the Distance is becoming San Francisco Parent Coalition!

On behalf of this organization’s executive board, we have a big announcement to make: Decreasing the Distance is soon officially relaunching as San Francisco Parent Coalition.  If, like me, you found hope in this community and our advocacy this last year, please join me in becoming a member of the SF Parents network (it’s free!).…

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Op Ed: Restoring faith in San Francisco’s public schools

Last week SFUSD welcomed 6,056 of our youngest elementary students back to school. Children were greeted with parades of balloons, welcome signs, masked cheering from families and school staff, and tears of relief and happiness. Would their friends remember them? Was their teacher tall or short? What would their classroom look like? The big moment…

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