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Group of young girls in the 2014 Oakland Teen Empowerment Pageant Scholarship.

Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant Empowers Young Girls to Lead

The 2nd annual Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant & Brunch is accepting applications from young girls, ages 13-18, to participate in the competition. The pageant promotes education and empowers young girls to “be the change” [...]
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Over 66,300 East Bay Students Benefit from Chevron’s “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. this week announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, helping to fund 661 local public school classroom projects, 301 of which support [...]
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OP-ED: Charter Schools are not the Answer to Oakland’s Public School Crisis

By Dan Siegel The debate over charter schools is waged on misleading and superficial grounds. According to the dominant narrative, the charter school discussion pits incompetent teachers championed by corrupt unions against sincere, committed parents [...]
Oakland Unified School District headquarters at 1025 Second Ave.

Does OUSD Want Input or Just a Rubber Stamp on School Headquarters Development?

The Oakland Unified School District has put its community engagement process on “reset” after plans to rebuild its central office complex blew up in its face amid community suspicions that the district was arranging to [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

School District Leaders Earn Top Pay

Teachers and others in the school community are complaining that Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson’s administration is top-heavy with highly paid new administrators who had worked in Denver, CO public schools. <
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San Leandro Library Kicks Off 2015 Big Read Program

Community members are invited to celebrate reading by taking part in the 2015 San Leandro Big Read, the largest reading program in the U.S. that brings together partners from across the country to encourage reading [...]