Getting to school and avoiding crime hot spots is challenging form some Oakland youth. Read their stories. Share

Education Voices: Safe routes to schools are elusive in Oakland

By Barbara Grady, Irene Florez and Jon Leckie Kahmaria Adams, 15, listens to gospel music on her commute to school through the harrowing streets of East Oakland. She takes two city buses to get from home to...
Candles lit in Oakland in honor of a gun shot victim Share

Education Voices: Violence confronts students in Oakland

By Barbara Grady with contributions from the Ed Voices team Shots were fired through the walls of Castlemont High School by a drive-by shooter in April, causing students to dive under their desks for...
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Board of Education to help out emerging businesses, hears pleas to keep teachers

At last night's Board of Education meeting, board members approved a Project Labor Agreement for Measure A and B-funded construction bond projects and heard from roughly 26 community members as part of...