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Opinion: “Common Enrollment” Is a Misfit for the Problems That Plague Oakland Schools Retaining and improving principals and teachers should be the top priority

By Roseann Torres   As a Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education member for the past three years representing District 5, I have remained committed to the basic reason I ran for the [...]
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The Fight Against Gentrification: Qilombo’s Upcoming Art Gallery Community center asks, “What is a Black Arts District without Black people?”

Qilombo Community Center of the Afrikatown and McClymonds district has teamed up with local Oakland artist and photographer Danté-Alexander to launch a monthly Art Showcase & Gallery on First Fridays.
Oakland Charter Academy

Charter School Teachers Fired Two teachers fired for Blowing Whistle on Lack of Special Education, English Learner Instruction

Two whistleblowing teachers at the Oakland Charter Academy, part of the Amethod Public Schools network, are alleging that they were fired without notice on the last day before Christmas vacation after they complained that the [...]
Poetry for the People

‘Poetry for the People’ Raises Funds for Police Commission Ballot

The Coalition for Police Accountability (CPA), a group of community organizations whose mission is to place a Police Commission on the November 2016 ballot, is holding a creative fundraising event to place the initiative on [...]