SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Innovation in SF public schools

"San Francisco is one of only two cities to be awarded a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation to implement the New Day for Learning report, which calls for a dramatic transformation of America’s education system. The goals include a seamless learning day and year, an emphasis on experiential learning and the use of the city as the classroom. The local Initiative is a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco School Alliance. With Margaret Brodkin of New Day for Learning and Milton Chen of the George Lucas Educational Foundation."


A Walk & Roll to School Day Event in San Francisco

Yesterday some 13,000 San Francisco children at 95 schools walked–and in some cases rolled in wheelchairs–to school as part of the 20th annual Walk-to-School Day (now called “Walk-and-Roll-to-School Day,” at least locally). The event is intended to encourage kids to walk to school and spend more time walking and playing outside. This is part of a global […]

Safe Routes to School Launch + Walk to School Day

"Special morning ralley at Longfellow Elementary School with parents, teachers, pedestrian advocates and elected officials. Parents and students will be taking to the sidewalks and forming ‘walking school buses’ all across the city when SF schools celebrate Walk to School Day, Oct. 7th. Walk to School Day is also the kick off for a new […]

Friday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are the current listings: Development Director, Streetsblog and Streetfilms, New York NY Streetsblog and Streetfilms have a robust fundraising […]

Bike To School Week

From SF Bike Coalition: New this year, Bike to School will be celebrated across a full week! Over 2,500 youth and adults at 40+ pre-K through high school campuses will participate in the joys and many benefits of biking to school. The week is sponsored by the San Francisco Safe Routes to School Partnership and […]

SF School District Encourages Students to Bike

Students brush up their bicycling skills at Francisco Middle School. Sustainable school transportation officials and advocates have celebrated the installation of the first new bike racks in the San Francisco Unified School District in many years.   Francisco Middle School, one of eight schools to receive a new rack, played host to the event.  Francisco students […]