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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

March 6, 2019
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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 4th, at Gunderson High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San José Unified School District.

If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

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SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School Hosts Santa Clara County Judges During Read Across America Event

March 4, 2019
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On Friday, March 1, 2019, Twenty two judicial officers from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara volunteered their time to celebrate National Read Across America Day with the staff and students at SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School. Judges read stories that were either written by Dr. Seuss, celebrated Black History Month, or gave a child’s perspective into the court…

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San José Unified Launches Innovative RISE Program Addresses Shortage of Special Education Teachers

January 16, 2019

San Jose, CA, January 10, 2019 - Beginning in 2019, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) will partner with the Department of Special Education at San José State University in a first-of-its-kind special education teacher credential program in an effort to address the current shortage of special education teachers felt nationwide. Called “Rise into Special Education (RISE),” the program creates a…

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Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

December 5, 2018
Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

Growing up in Silicon Valley doesn’t ensure a student will be tech savvy.  In fact, many young people in the U.S. don’t have the opportunity to try computer science, even here in the shadow of high tech companies. To promote tech learning in school, San Jose Unified’s Lincoln High school teachers, volunteers and administrators worked together with Microsoft Philanthropies’ TEALS-(Technology, Education and Literacy in…

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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

November 16, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, September 24th, at Pioneer High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San Jose Unified School District. If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

The conversation will…

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Thank You for Joining Us

September 25, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our first district-wide Town Hall Meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Sept. 24th at Pioneer High School. Parents, staff, students, elected officials, and community members joined us to provide feedback, voice concerns, and ask important questions about the district, our schools, and our focus in the months and years…

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A message from the Superintendent

May 24, 2018
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Dear San José Unified Community, Knowing what to do in an emergency saves lives, and the tragedy in Florida emphasizes the importance of preparation. At San José Unified, we work closely with law enforcement to provide the best possible information and training to our students and staff.  You can support that work by reminding your students to pay attention during emergency…

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Responding to your feedback

May 24, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our first district-wide Town Hall Meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Monday, Sept. 25th, at Willow Glen High. More than 150 parents, staff, students, elected officials, and community members joined us to provide feedback, voice concerns, and ask important questions about the district, our schools, and our focus in the months…

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Tasting the future

March 22, 2018
Tasting the future

On a stormy Tuesday afternoon, elementary students from San José Unified fired up the kitchen at Gunderson High School for the annual Future Chefs live cooking competition, and the results were nothing short of delicious.

Future Chefs is a national initiative from our nutrition partners at Sodexo. Now in its eighth year, it’s designed to inspire kids to make healthy eating choices and…

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Responding to student walkouts

March 2, 2018
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Responding to student walkouts

The tragedy in Parkland, Florida, and other shootings on school campuses across the nation have driven increased interest in student-led civic engagement actions, including walkouts, rallies, and marches. San José Unified unequivocally supports our students’ Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly and free expression.

As you may have heard through social media and other sources, the Women’s March’s Youth Empower group is planning a national school…

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