Much of the money flowing into Oakland Board of Education elections, which will impact the direction of the Oakland Unified School District for the next four years, is coming from Great Oakland (GO) public schools, [...]
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has become a national model in addressing systemic injustices faced by students of color, with progressive programs like the District’s Office of African American Male Achievement showing proven success.
By Dan Siegel Oakland desperately needs new leadership on the Board of Education. The current board has failed to demonstrate the leadership necessary to rescue our failing schools and refuses to challenge a district [...]
Three candidates are actively campaigning for the District 5 seat on the Oakland Board of Education: incumbent Roseann Torres, Oakland native and school activist Mike Hutchinson and middle school teacher Huber Trenado, who is part [...]
As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention.
Comcast gave away free computers this week to every family at Prescott Elementary School, which is located at 920 Campbell St. in West Oakland. Before the give-a-way, Comcast’s Chief of Diversity and Senior Vice [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]