Cultivating a Culture of Excellence Among African American Female Students

Mission High School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to shape their African American female students’ identities and strengthen connections between students and adults in order to cultivate a culture of excellence. The Challenge Currently in SFUSD, schools …

Creating a Collaborative School Culture

Marshall Elementary School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to create a collaborative school culture built on trust to support 21st century outcomes. The Challenge Initially, Marshall Elementary School was only focused on the challenge of …

Engaging Teachers in Data-Driven Conversations

Everett Middle School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to support teachers to have regular and ongoing data-driven conversations to accelerate student growth. Below is a description of the challenge they are focused on. The Challenge One of …

Tackling Truancy

Downtown High School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to high levels of truancy as a continuation school. Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. The Challenge The …

lncreasing Student Engagement

Marshall Elementary School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to increase student engagement.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. The Challenge In a school-based survey conducted in 2014-2015, only 40% …