Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it [...]
As the news is spreading that Dr. Elnora Webb is in danger of losing her job, many local organizations and leaders are coming forward to defend the respected president of Laney College in Oakland.
Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter – and now Sons – to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world.
The Black Community Crusade (BCC) will hold its monthly town hall meeting at the New Missionary Baptist Church, 1439 Michael Ave on April 24 from 6-8pm to discuss the city’s educational achievement gap.The BCC advocates [...]
The Vallejo City Unified School District will partner with the City of Vallejo to administer the College Bound Vallejo Scholarship, providing 75 students with financial support to pursue higher education and reach their academic and [...]
An East Bay group of charter schools has suspended its application to move its Oakland high school to an office building across the street from a parole office, after news of the planned move was [...]
The Oakland Unified School District may become one of the first public school systems in the country to seek a parcel tax to pay for academy programs that prepare students for college and careers.The district [...]
By Frederick Howard, Student at Laney College, Oakland I have come to believe the word strength is not spelled with the letter “S” but rather with the letter “W” as in woman. I di
Fifty girls from West Oakland schools attended the Expanding Your Horizons Conference last weekend at UC Berkeley, an all-day STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) event.
The Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV will showcase student films from their video production workshop at “First Friday Shorts,” a free monthly screening of short films from local media arts community organizations held at The [...]