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Left to right, Isaiah Fortenberry with brother John Eric Fortenberry, cousin Gabriel Thomas and classmate Mikaela Sasada - Grass Valley representatives of the OUSD District K-12 Science Fair at Chabot Space and Science Center.

Future Scientists Celebrated at Chabot Space and Science Center

Special to the Post: The Oakland Unified School District’s K-12 Science Fair celebrated future scientists May 21 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. Now in its I56th year, the event displays the [...]
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Lafayette Elementary School Boosts Science Teaching

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 [...]
Eric Nobles, a senior at Dewey Academy in Oakland, was one of five teen-agers selected to be storytellers for the "Griots of Oakland" project. Photo courtesy of Oakland North.

“The Griots of Oakland” Exhibit to Visit Local Schools

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 [...]
Oakland Future Quartet and Sheila E post for a picture at the Elevate Oakland concert at the Fox Theatre. Photo by Christopher Victorio.

All-Star Concert Raises over $110,000 funds for Oakland Schools

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 [...]
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Local Educators Work to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

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 [...]
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John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

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 [...]
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Oakland Students Meet Classical Pianist Terrance Wilson

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 [...]