In recent years, urban school districts have proven that they can improve the performance of their schools when partnered with an independent civic organization to facilitate change. Because these partnerships are a combination of both mutual support and accountability for results, they are most successful when there are common expectations, strong trust and respect between both parties.
The San Francisco School Alliance (SFSA) was established in 2005 by a key group of San Francisco educators, community and business leaders to achieve this aim. Since early 2010, SFSA has undergone a dramatic transformation: the board hired new leadership uniquely qualified to understand and play a significant role in education reform in San Francisco. This executive team has forged a deeper relationship with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and its leadership, building an unprecedented level of trust and collaboration.
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