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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right), with Javier Arango (left), speaks at the Wounded Places film screening and panel discussion at the Grand Lake Theater.

Film “Wounded Places” Sheds Light on Effects of PTSD on Children

In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Consultant Lance Jackson’s Company Sued in Corruption Scandal

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is paying consultant Lance Jackson to head its Facilities Planning and Management Department through the district’s contract with Seville Group Inc. (SGI), while Jackson continues working as an executive [...]
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Report: Poorer Children Face Greater Obstacles to Healthy Eating and Active Living

By Beth Tagawa, SF State News Chips, soda, chocolate, candy — while these high-calorie treats are not part of a healthy diet, for years they were sold at California public elementary schools with no government [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Intel Partners with Oakland Schools to Expand Computer, Engineering Programs

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) celebrated a new partnership with Intel that will expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district and is designed to create a technology jobs pipeline from Oakland public schools [...]
Teachers at Cleveland Elementary School rally for a new contract.

Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Against School District

Oakland teachers have voted to authorize a strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) if they do not settle their contract by the time school opens next fall.
De Anza High School senior Jessica Gill.

De Anza HS Senior Named Gates Millennium Scholar

For the third year in a row, a De Anza High School senior has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, earning recognition as one of the nation’s top high school seniors, the United Negro College [...]
UC Berkeley top graduating senior Radhika Kannan.

UC Berkeley’s Top Graduating Senior Soars Despite Tragic Loss

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley News The Earth could use a tough litigator like Radhika Kannan, who was just named UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior. She dazzles whether she’s defending the environment or performing a [...]