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Ralph Bunche High School Cook Guillermina Ramos (center) poses with students after winning the high school breakfast challenge. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Got Milk? Awards Ralph Bunche High School $3,000

The California Milk Processor Board, creators of GOT MILK?, partnered with the Oakland Unified School District to execute the high school breakfast challenge in the area, encouraging students to start the day off right with [...]
Oakland Raiders  Usama Young (#26), Brandian Ross (#29), and Shelton Johnson (#42) pictured with Head Coach Jaycee Goree and staff members of his coaching staff, National Guard representative and Raider cheerleaders after being honored as "Coach of the Week". Photo by Spencer Whitney

Raiders Recognize Oakland High School Coach Jayce Goree

Head Coach Jayce Goree of Oakland High School on Tuesday was presented with the Oakland Raiders “Coach of the Week” after his Wildcats defeated Oakland Tech 14-12, improving record to 3-5.
L to R, back row: Ayo Lewis, recipient of the 2012 Perfect Score Award, with this year’s award recipients Anton Walker, Jaylen Thompson, Cami Smith-Dahl, Tyler French, Luseni Monya-Tambi, James Alexander, Desonn Shipp, Elise Bourelly, Asha Dunn, and Sanaa Howell; front row: Gabrielle Ricks, Benjamin Wilson-Ripsom, Niera Thompson, Syler Bryant, Dominic Macmillan, Malik Ewing, Steven Edwards, Nicholas Pinon, Lewis Bowen, Tariyah Morris, and Damion Lyons. Photo courtesy of OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement.

African American Students in Oakland Awarded for Perfect Scores on State Test

Celebrating the excellence of 21 African American students who achieved 100 percent on the California Standards Test (CST), the Oakland Unified School District Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) held its 4th annual Perfect [...]
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In Oakland, Community Building Key to Student Success

By Jon Leckie A group of 20 parents gather in a small cafeteria at the Oakland Housing Authority at 12th Street and Union. They sit at six tables with vases of flowers in the middle, [...]
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Report: 75 Percent of Juvenile Arrests in Oakland Are Black Males

Nearly three quarters of juvenile arrests in Oakland are African American boys, who are often picked up for relatively minor offenses, according to a study recently released by the local nonprofit Black Organizing Project, Public [...]
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OUSD Puts Some Money Behind Ending Discrimination in Schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
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Local Schools to Reduce Reliance on Testing

By Barbara Grady, Oakland Local The Oakland Unified School District, as well as school districts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and five other large cities, received federal approval on Tuesday to begin a new way [...]