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KPOO Radio Interview

Dr. Raymond Isola was invited by DJ Judy Drummond to participate in a long-standing radio program on KPOO called Connecting The Dots. This is the first interview that covers content

Book Events

Upcoming Events

North Beach Public Library-Tuesday, March 17 6:30pm-8pm A San Francisco Success Story: Transforming Sanchez School Sacramento State University-Saturday, March 14 California Association of Bilingual Education Conference-April 8 to the 10,



American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Edible Schoolyard Project University of San Francisco (USF)

Sanchez School

Having Other Teachers’ Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

Featured Segment on NPR's Morning's Edition

NPR’s Morning’s Edition hosted a feature segment on Sanchez School entitled Having Other Teachers’ Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas. This segment was produced by Katrina Schwartz. She is a very thoughtful journalist who has  addressed many

Sanchez School

Carlo Petrini Visit to Sanchez School

Carlo Petrini, founder and president of the International Slow Food Movement, came to officially designate Sanchez School as the first school of the San Francisco Slow Food chapter. Lorenzo Scarpone,

Sanchez School

Interview with Dr. Raymond Isola

Implementing the vertical garden science lab at Sanchez School and the importance of looking at schoolyards as valuable educational resources to support students’ learning through experiential academic projects.

Articles by Raymond

Success Through School Food and Beyond

On the edge of San Francisco’s Mission District is Sanchez College Preparatory School, an elementary school that is working to address issues of hunger, poor nutrition, and deteriorating health within

Sanchez School

The first vertical school garden

On March 17, the first vertical school garden in San Francisco was unveiled at Sanchez Elementary School in the Mission District. This vertical garden joins Sanchez’s existing traditional garden, which

Sanchez School

Sanchez School

San Francisco, California

Sometimes we forget about the importance of vision in guiding our work, but the big dream plays a powerful role in what happens for children, staff, and families at Sanchez

Articles by Raymond

Building Learning Pathways from ECE to Elementary Schools

Formal education is generally organized in three broad, autonomous configurations: 1) early childhood; 2) kindergarten through high school; and 3) post-secondary. Legislation, education code requirements, policies, regulations, and funding streams

Sanchez School

Sanchez School ’s The Impact of Learning

BSound Youth Radio Project

The Impact of Learning BSound Youth Radio Project received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ Award for documentary production in 2002. The The Impact of Learning (BSound Youth Radio Project)

Articles by Raymond

Equity and Access

A PreK-3 Partnership

PreK-3, a national movement to more closely link pre-kindergarten to elementary school pro- grams, has emerged as a promising strategy for closing the achievement gap that begins with our youngest

Articles by Other Authors

Polar Bears on Mision Street

Fourth graders take on climate change

In June, when my students and I reflected on the highlights of their 4th-grade year, I was moved to learn how deeply the class was affected by our Polar Bear!

Articles by Other Authors

‘Yuck! Worms Are Disgusting!’

Ecological and social lessons from a classroom worm bin

Each September the reaction in my 4th grade classroom is predictable: “Worms? Gross! Why can’t we have a real classroom pet, like a rabbit or a guinea pig?” Rabbits, guinea

Articles by Raymond

Belief in the possibility

Where school reform begins

At the core of school reform is an unwavering belief in possibility: the deep conviction that teach and every student can reach higher academic levels than typical expectations would have