PPS-SF Recommends: The Trump Effect, SFUSD Arts Center, Elite High Schools, and More

posted Nov 29, 2016, 2:46 PM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 9:44 AM ]
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The Education of Barron Trump and Other 'First Kids' (Includes a quote from PPS National)
Where the president's children attend school has long been a topic fraught with debate. Where the son of President-elect Donald Trump goes—perhaps even more so. In Manhattan, Barron Trump attends the private, co-educational Columbia Grammar and Preparatory SchooThe San Francisco Unified School District plans to develop a new Arts Center that includes an historic city buidling at 135 Van Ness Ave. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)l—where he will stay put until the end of the school year, the Associated Press reported. read more 

When talking with someone who doesn’t have kids in our city’s public schools, I’m sometimes reminded that some people assume we don’t offer arts and music education. We do, at every grade level, in multiple disciplines. In fact, we’ve been growing our arts programs for years. And we recently received a huge boost in our plans to further develop arts and music offerings to all students in the San Francisco Unified School District. read more 

Post-Election Letter from Myong Leigh Regarding Immigration
Dear SFUSD families and community, In our diverse community we recognize that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns and fears about the impact of the election. We work very hard to make our schools safe spaces for learning for every one of our students. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that a child’s race, religion and immigration status do not create any barriers to their education. read more 

In the first days after the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project administered an online survey to K–12 educators from across the country. Over 10,000 teachers, counselors, administrators and others who work in schools have responded. The survey data indicate that the results of the election are having a profoundly negative impact on schools and students. read more 

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The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges. December 6, 7, or 8 in various locations. read more