Jill Tucker, SF Chronicle

Jill Tucker

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jill:

Why some Bay Area medical experts see a coronavirus endgame within months

With omicron still on the rise, the pandemic will get worse before it gets better. But... → Read More

COVID shots are under way for young kids. So when will California end its school mask mandate?

As 5- to 11-year-olds begin getting COVID shots, a potentially divisive question looms:... → Read More

Community reels after shootout involving ex-cop: 'Is this what we want Oakland to be?'

A day after a brazen robbery turned into a deadly shootout involing a former Oakland... → Read More

Salesforce hits $100 million donation to Bay Area schools in less than a decade

This year, nine years after the first grants, Benioff and his foundation have hit the... → Read More

Tracking coronavirus cases in San Francisco public schools

San Francisco Unified School District publishes data daily on the number of cumulative coronavirus cases reported by students and staff. Our tracker shows the latest trends. → Read More

Thousands of Lake Tahoe residents ordered to evacuate as Caldor Fire runs over Echo Summit

A large area around Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate Monday morning, including Emerald... → Read More

Caldor Fire is forcing swift evacuations in Gold Country amid 'unprecedented' conditions

The Caldor Fire exploded into an uncontrolled monster Tuesday and Wednesday, growing from... → Read More

San Francisco's first day of school: Joy and nerves as students return amid pandemic's delta surge

More than 50,000 San Francisco walked into the city’s fully reopened public schools,... → Read More

California to become first state in nation to require vaccines or testing for teachers, school staff

California’s 600,000 teachers and other school staff must be vaccinated or submit to... → Read More

California fires: Defying evacuations, River Fire holdouts stay to defend homes

Fire officials have threatened, cajoled and begged people to heed evacuation orders in... → Read More

S.F. school mural controversy: Judge rules against district move to cover historic Washington High artwork

The school board voted two years ago to paint over the mural before reversing the... → Read More

High-profile S.F. parent advocate abandons public schools over son's pandemic learning loss

San Francisco mom Naomi Laguana has spent the better part of 11 years dedicated to the... → Read More

San Francisco socialite left behind caviar, yachts and her family to become a nun at age 61

San Francisco socialite Ann Russell Miller traded her closet of shoes for Birkenstocks... → Read More

S.F. schools see enrollment drop as families flee the district

More than 1,700 San Francisco students left the city’s public schools over the past... → Read More

An East Bay teacher chose not to teach in person. Parents are asking why she's now heading to Mexico

The teacher’s plan appeared to violate district policy, which requires teachers to take... → Read More

California's new math war: Should schools push students to speed through algebra, calculus?

The debate over how to teach math in California is heating up as critics question whether... → Read More

Excitement, trepidation as San Francisco students return to classrooms for first time in a year

The reopening of city schools is a long-awaited win for the embattled school board, which... → Read More

This Northern California school district reopened classrooms five months ago. The results may surprise you

Since November, thousands of K-12 students in the diverse, low-income district of Manteca... → Read More

As Oakland schools reopen, students rush into classrooms and parents sigh with relief

The reopening of some OUSD schools is one success amid confusion and uncertainty... → Read More

S.F. and Oakland families, eager for normalcy, find disarray in school reopening

In both San Francisco and Oakland, many families in public schools are still unsure if or... → Read More