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Members of the University of Missouri stand together, as they announce that they will not play until the university president steps down. (via Twitter)

U. Missouri President Resigns After Black Football Players Walk Out

By Tyler Kingkade and Travis Waldron, the Huffington Post     University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe announced Monday that he would resign, amid calls from students, faculty and lawmakers for him to step [...]
Lance Jackson

High-Priced Consultant Still Earning $30,000 a Month at Oakland Unified Buildings and Grounds Workers Fear They Will Be Replaced by Consultants

Lance Jackson, a $30,000-a-month, $360,000-a-year consultant hired by the Oakland Unified School District, has entered his second school year at the helm of the district’s Facilities Planning and Management Department.
After being shuttered for eight years, OUSD reopened the McClymonds High School pool on Tuesday, Nov. 3. McClymonds senior Jared Utley takes a splash! Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Makes A Big Splash with Pool Reopening

  McClymonds High School is making new waves with the reopening this week of its school pool this week, which has been shuttered for eight years.   For community members who have mobilized to preserve [...]
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes and rallied at UC Berkeley Thursday to protest racist, terrorist threats. Photo courtesy of Afro House Berkeley.

Outrageous Racist Threat at Berkeley High Sparks Outrage, Students Walk Out

Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
Reggie Lyles

Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
(L) American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and (R) Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación President Juan Díaz de la Torre

U.S., Mexican Teachers Union Leaders Meet in Houston to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

Education union leaders from the 10 U.S. and Mexico border states met in Houston, Texas this week for the first in a series of bilateral conferences to work on ways to help children and their [...]

Verde Elementary Classroom Benefits from Chevron Fuel Your School Program

Courtesy of Richmond Standard   As safety goggles awaited on nearby tables, the Lawrence Hall of Science educator attempted to sound as serious as possible about the upcoming experiment.
SF State's College of Ethnic Studies has launched a new post-baccalaureate certificate program. Photo Courtesy of

SF State Ethnic Studies Launches Post-baccalaureate Certificate

By Jonathan Morales, SFSU News   From the tech world to law enforcement to education to the boardroom, it’s a topic that is coming up more frequently: how can organizations and businesses listen to and