Jill Tucker, SF Chronicle

Jill Tucker

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jill:

She fled the war in Ukraine but failed to find a safe haven in S.F. middle school

A teen from Ukraine fled the war for security in S.F., but chaos in middles school has left her feeling unsafe. → Read More

Want to root for the other team? Introducing S.F.’s cheesy Philadelphia Eagles bar

At Jake’s Steaks, when the 49ers play the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, the air will be thick with the smell of hot sandwiches Philly fans. → Read More

S.F. middle school blasted for ‘staffing chaos’ in legal complaint: ‘Inaction is not an option’

A civil rights law firm filed a complaint against San Francisco Unified over the... → Read More

Breaking point: Atmospheric river batters Bay Area with even more storms to come

A series of storms still lined up off the coast could mean more wet weather on Thursday in some areas and Friday. → Read More

S.F. school board vowed to spend half its time on student achievement. So far, it’s fallen short

After two years of controversy and hours of debate spent on anything but student... → Read More

Season of Sharing helps Daly City family step up to 2-bedroom apartment

A two-bedroom apartment seemed out of reach. Season of Sharing helped this Daly City... → Read More

‘One pill can kill’: Tragic teen deaths spur California schools to finally battle fentanyl crisis

Many schools across California are only just now addressing the fentanyl crisis, officials... → Read More

S.F. schools face staggering cost to maintain aging buildings: $1.4 billion

The district assessed all sites in recent months, determining whether the various parts of... → Read More

California and S.F. reading and math test scores a gut punch for school districts

The data offers the first California test scores since 2019, providing a comprehensive look at how the COVID pandemic impacted students over the past two years. → Read More

Exclusive: New SFUSD chief outlines his road map to pull schools out of crisis

Superintendent Matt Wayne is expected to present his action plan to the school board... → Read More

Nearly 90% of kids at one S.F. school were chronically absent last year. What is SFUSD doing about it?

In San Francisco, 29% of the school district’s 49,000 students were chronically absent... → Read More

Danville teacher accused of sending pornography to a minor

Nicholas Moseby, a Danville teacher, was charged Friday with lewd acts with a child and... → Read More

California fires live updates: Mosquito Fire explodes to 29,585 acres with 100-foot flames

News on active fires in Northern California and air quality conditions from wildfire smoke. Mosquito Fire in Placer County and Volcanoville, the Radford Fire and Fairview Fire near Hemet. → Read More

Fast-growing Oak Fire in Mariposa County burns 4,350 acres, forms huge pyrocumulus cloud

The fast-moving fire in Mariposa County started around 3:30 p.m. on Friday and has burned over 660 acres. It is not yet clear whether any structures were threatened. → Read More

San Francisco school district picks new superintendent who seeks to end divisive politics

The current superintendent of Hayward Unified will take over from Superintendent Vince... → Read More

Berkeley schools pull new superintendent from San Francisco, in another blow to SFUSD

Berkeley Unified announced the lone finalist for the job of superintendent, selecting a... → Read More

S.F. teacher got paid $0 in April. Her principal loaned her $4,500 for rent amid SFUSD payroll debacle

An ongoing payroll debacle leaves hundreds of San Francisco Unified teachers without... → Read More

How Lowell’s diversity compares with other elite public high schools around the U.S.

As the battle over Lowell High School’s admission process heats up again, we examined... → Read More

S.F. school board recall: Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga ousted

The decision means board President Gabriela López and members Alison Collins and Faauuga... → Read More

S.F. election: Here are the key controversies that led to the school board recall

The road to the school board recall started two years ago as the district found itself in a budget hole that would only get deeper. A slow reopening of schools further angered families, leading to the official effort to remove three board members from their seats → Read More