Improving Participation and Engagement of English Language Learners

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to improve participation and engagement of English Language Learners in order to increase overall academic achievement and close the opportunity gap that exists for students …

Re-imagining Learning Spaces

Visitacion Valley Middle School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to design learning spaces that facilitate culturally responsive teaching for their most vulnerable students that will prepare them for the future. The Challenge VVMS is a school …

Increasing Instructional Time for African American Male Students

Carver Elementary School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to increase the amount of in class instructional time for their African American male students. The Challenge At a national level, African American male students are facing challenges to …

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 Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to create culturally responsive classrooms that foster meaningful relationships and increase feelings of support and safety. The Challenge Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy is facing the challenge of …