Marking the final stages of a nationwide search for a new superintendent, the Oakland Board of Education has nominated Denver Public Schools (DPS) Assistant Superintendent Antwan Wilson for the Oakland Unified School District’s top administrative [...]
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 [...]
A traveling version of the popular exhibit, The Griots of Oakland – Voices from the African American Oral History Project, will be shown at McClymonds Youth & Family Center (Alternatives in Action), Alliance Academy and [...]
Well known artists and musicians performed to a packed audience at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Saturday evening for a special benefit concert in support of Elevate Oakland, a collaborative effort that brings music and [...]
Oakland needs a “racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teaching force that reflects” the students who attend the city’s schools, said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, speaking on the “State of Education: Our Work to Increase Successful [...]
Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
By Barbara Fluhrer East Oakland Leadership Academy students and faculty attended a concert last Saturday evening at Holy Names University’s Regents Theatre featuring internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson.The day before the concert, the students had [...]
The 100 Black Men Community Day Charter School in East Oakland announced it will close its doors on Jan. 24 after only being opened for 18 monthsAt the beginning of current school year, the school [...]
More than 800 students from the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) crowded into the Oracle Arena on Sunday at the Raiders last home game of the 2013 season.
The Oakland Alliance of Black Educators, in partnership with Great Oakland Public Schools, will host the discussion, “School Options for African American Families”, with Advocate Dr. Howard Fuller, December 14th from 1pm – 4pm.