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Kennedy High Woodshop Teacher Gets Students on Career Track

A lot of building goes on in woodshop teacher James Henderson’s classroom at Kennedy High, and not just chairs, benches and library shelves.   The award-winning teacher also helps his students build character and careers [...]
Educators who spoke at last Sunday's Post Salon were (L to R) Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Francisco Ortiz and Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein. The event was held at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in downtown Oakland. Photo by Jaron Epstein.

The Joys and Struggles of Public School Teaching, Discussed at Post Salon 

  About 70 people attended the Post newspaper’s most recent Salon to discuss the joys of teaching in the public schools and the policy barriers facing U.S. education. 
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Free Computer and Six Months Free Internet for Oakland Students

Oakland Technology Exchange (OTX) is a nonprofit that is offering a free desktop computer or free laptop to Oakland Unified School District students. Students can also sign up six months of free internet service.

OP-ED: What Oakland Unified Can Do to Destigmatize Adolescent Pregnancy

  By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES   Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
Dr. Timothy Hawkins

Pastor Timothy Hawkins Receives Doctoral Degree

Rev. Dr. Timothy Hawkins, pastor of Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, recently celebrated a key academic achievement, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree on June 7 from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Senator Steve Glazer

Sen. Glazer Introduces Legislation to Restore Local Control to School Boards

  Senator Steve Glazer, D-Contra Costa, announced this week that he has introduced legislation that would restore fiscal responsibility to the budgeting decisions of local school districts.
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014. This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

Oakland Kids Go Back to School Flurry of activities sprout around city as families and educators prepare for opening day

  With school set to start on Monday, families of Oakland’s 48,000 public school students are getting ready while the Oakland Unified School District’s 2,500 teachers are already back at school, holding meetings, arranging desks [...]
Professor Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray to Help Steer Berkeley Law Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

  By Andrew Cohen   Professor Melissa Murray sees the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) as a tile that fits perfectly within Berkeley Law’s mosaic: ambitious, pioneering, and focused on using teaching and [...]