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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Talk and read to your baby, Hillary Clinton and local groups advise

Read to your little children. Talk to them. Sing to them. If you do they’ll be smarter. That advice seems like common sense in some ways, but yesterday, Hillary Clinton came to town to join a coalition of local organizations in sending this message to Oakland parents. Reading or talking, even “Fifteen minutes a day

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE – Emeryville’s TubeMogul to go public in big IPO

UPDATE – TubeMogul on Thursday morning filed an amendment to its stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission significantly lowering the offering price to $7 to $8 a share from its stated $11 to $13 a share offering as...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance–right on your phone

There’s a new app about Oakland public schools that might help parents figure out which schools are strong and where their kids might be well served. Usable on a desktop or mobile device, it’s free at http://bit.ly/OaklandScoreMap, and it’s...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

New Oakland schools superintendent promises action (Video)

The first day on the job, Oakland Unified’s new superintendent Antwan Wilson said OUSD is not going to ignore problems sometimes considered  “too hard” for school districts to overcome, such as the toll that deep poverty and trauma...

Monday, June 16th, 2014

OUSD students gain a say in local control plan

Ever since California passed its historic new “Local Control” education funding law last year, school districts have been tasked with coming up with their own plans on how best to spend their education dollars as well as how...

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

When the sea levels rise in the Bay, where will it hurt in Oakland?

The shoreline along Oakland is a checkerboard quilt of cement, steel and wetlands, with grassy estuaries sandwiched between walls of cement where old terminal buildings rise from the shore, steel pipes send effluent to the Bay and...

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

School police reined in under new OUSD policy

photo courtesy of the Black Organizing Project As Oakland High School student Francisco Martinez wheeled up to the podium at last week’s board of education meeting to tell how he had been pushed out of his wheelchair...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Oakland school board denies charter for Reems, seeks parcel tax for its high schools

A tiny K-8th grade charter school that serves kids in East Oakland’s most dangerous and desperate neighborhood lost its charter Wednesday night after an emotional session before the Oakland board of education. (see more below) In a...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Video – Linked Learning for Oakland high schoolers: What’s it all about?

Oakland school officials believe high school students are more serious about classwork and study harder when they can connect their high school curriculum with real-world work. Armed with data showing that students involved in internships tend to...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

African American Honor Roll at OUSD enlists 1,000 secondary school students

More than a thousand high school and eighth grade students were honored for their scholastic achievement Monday night as African American Honor Roll students in Oakland Unified School District. Gathered at Acts Full Gospel Church with several...

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