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Oakland Unified School District puts community first

Coffee and enthusiasm flowed at Emerson Elementary School in north Oakland on Saturday morning where District 1 parents, teachers and educators brainstormed how to improve their schools. "Engaging the...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s High School Internship Program: Now Accepting Applications

While summer jobs for high school students used to involve wearing smocks and possibly paper hats for work, today's high school students have technological savvy that previous generations largely haven't. The...
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Free The Children’s Youth In Action Summit

On Saturday, March 13, youth leaders ages 10 - 19 are invited to Free The Children's global issues and leadership conference, otherwise known as the Youth In Action Summit. The Summit, appropriately enough,...
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Poets, pets and parking tickets: a winning combo

It may be a mad, mad world, but Oakland offers all kinds of ways to stay cool this week (in addition to some news that may drive you crazy, especially if you're an animal-lover).There's a fundraiser...
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Oakland Unified builds bridge between home and school

Jody London, District 1 director of the Oakland Unified School District, will hold a workshop this Saturday to help parents learn how to get more involved in their children’s education. Parents and...
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Oakland City Council approves $10MM in city budget cuts, $4 MM left to shave

During a meeting that stretched from a planned one hour to almost three hours in length, The Oakland City Council listened to numerous speakers plead for sparing cuts to various agencies and programs, then...
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Will the Green Economy Be the Just Economy?

The movement to build a new green economy is an extraordinary opportunity to overcome our heritage of racism and injustice –but only if we do it right, according to Communities for a Better Environment...