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Monday, May 5th, 2014

Three Life Academy students land prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship

This is your standard-issue, heartbreakingly inspiring story. This year, 1,000 students across the country were awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Three of them came from one tiny public school in East Oakland. Maribel, Rattana and Eliott are just three examples of the kinds of exceptional young people coming out of Life Academy and out of Oakland

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

OUSD to expand Linked Learning internship programs for high school students

Hoping to encourage more kids to graduate high school and pursue college, Oakland Unified School District announced Wednesday an expanded program of career internships for high schoolers and enlisted the help of the Peralta Community College District...