No cost way to better teaching
One more article on how starting school just a little later in the morning helps high-school students improve academic performance. Quote from the piece. Particularly with budgets so tight - this is the kind of no cost/very low cost reform the SFUSD should be looking at.
" A number of studies in the past decade have compared high schools and middle schools with different starting times, finding that even a half-hour later start can improve student dropout and attendance rates and help students concentrate. In one study, there was even a drop in the number of crashes due to drowsiness while driving."