San Francisco’s ‘Learning Hubs’ Could Be a Model for California’s Public Schools

For months, some 2,000 San Francisco children have been served by community learning hubs that cater to the city’s most vulnerable youth. They were opened in the wake of school closures as part of a partnership between the city and various community organizations.

To date, there have been no coronavirus outbreaks at these learning centers. Mayor London Breed beieves they could be a model for school reopenings across the state.

“I feel very safe," Beth Wilmurt, music instructor at 826 Valencia, told KQED. "Each kid has their own station with a lot of space in between them. Everyone wears a mask. There are hand-washing stations. I have to write down my temperature every day and answer a few questions about my health."

Read more about the success of San Francisco’s learning hubs and what it could mean for schools here.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.