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 …

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 …

Developing Strong Relationships Between African American Families and School Staff

The Challenge One of the biggest challenges at John Muir is developing strong relationships between AA families and school staff. The majority of our staff do not reflect the community that we serve, and there is …