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NAACP Hosts School Board Candidate Forum

The NAACP, in conjunction with Oakland Alliance of Black Educators, Elders of Oakland, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and Pastor Gerald Agee, will host a candidate forum Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 [...]
Brandon Nicholson, director of the Hidden Genius Project accepts funding from AT&T, part of AT&T’s “September Giving” initiative which includes weekly contributions of $20,000 or more to four community organizations helping to empower the students and residents of Oakland.

AT&T’s “September Month of Giving”

Every OUSD student will be assured free tuition their first semester at any of the four Peralta community colleges in the East Bay.   “Our intention is to empower organizations that help inspire, boost academic [...]
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Mayor Schaaf Seeks to Unseat Oakland City Council Incumbents

There are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf may be attempting to remake the city’s political landscape by backing more compliant candidates for the City Council and school board.
Students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy met with community based organizations this week at the high school’s Social Justice Fair. Photo by Juan Ramirez.

Street Academy Fair Connects Students to Community Service

A back-to-school night for students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland is more than just shining apples and tidying books. Instead, the students sit in on lectures, engage with their community and become prepared [...]
Left to right: (top row) Kharyshi Wiginton, Chris Jackson; (bottom row) James Harris, Jumoke Hinton Hodge.

Incumbents Run for Four Seats on Oakland School Board

Incumbents will be facing newcomers for four seats on the seven-member Oakland Board of Education that will be on the November ballot.   Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools, whose political advocacy group, has been a [...]
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Children’s Hospital Launches Training Program For Students Interested in Construction Careers

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland in partnership with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has launched an innovative construction pre-apprenticeship pilot program as part of the hospital’s master plan expansion project that is currently expanding and [...]