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School Board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge

OP-ED: Castlemont, Fremont, and McClymonds Don’t Need to be Charters

By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]
Longtime educator and coach at McClymonds, Ben Tapscott speaks at Tuesday's community meeting at McClymonds High School. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign “McClymonds will not become a charter,” Says District Official

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday night in the school cafeteria, looking for answers from the school [...]
Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

District Seeks to Explain Redesign Process for Five Schools

Parents, students, teachers and community members are struggling to understand exactly what the district has in mind for their schools after it announced the start of a “high quality” school redesign process at five Oakland [...]
Students held signs and spoke at the school board meeting on Wednesday, opposing the school district's redesign plan. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Students and Board Members Weigh-in on School Changes

Student and teacher speakers at Wednesday night’s board meeting raised their concerns about the school redesign process that the district administration has initiated at five Oakland schools.In interviews with the Oakland Post, school board members [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds High Schools Slated to Be Turned into Charters

Many long-time educators and Oakland parents are raising serious questions about a new Oakland Unified School District plan to turn over five schools – including three East and West Oakland high schools – to charters [...]
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Harlem Globetrotters Meet Youth with Disabilities, Play Wheelchair Basketball

  In advance of six games in the Bay Area, two stars of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and youth with disabilities played wheelchair basketball Wednesday afternoon at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland.
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Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy

As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding [...]
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OUSD Gives Green Light for Social Justice Website for Teachers and Students School District had removed “Urban Dreams” after complaints by Fox News and a police union

A website with lesson plans for teaching students about social justice issues was taken offline almost eight months ago for review by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), prompting complaints that the district was censoring [...]
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OP-ED: Getting Boys of Color to Graduate

The year is 2014 and our Nation is still struggling with systematic oppression and racial disparity. The systems that persist span across several aspects of life that is inclusive of education. Those impacted and removed [...]