It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A.Now [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis.Each year, an estimated one million elementary school students are truant, [...]
Overcomers With Hope (OWH) Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media Training Program based in Oakland is set to re-launch its services to underserved youth. The state-of-the-art facility is housed in the Liberty Hall – Marcus Garvey [...]
Brian Crowell, a Berkeley High School history teacher, is locked in a fight with his school and district over the Berkeley Peer Assistance and Review (B-PAR) program, which was originally designed to help underperforming teachers [...]
A traveling version of the popular exhibit, The Griots of Oakland – Voices from the African American Oral History Project, will be shown at McClymonds Youth & Family Center (Alternatives in Action), Alliance Academy and [...]
By Cathy Cockrell The spirit of revival and rebirth was evoked at last Saturday’s Renaissance Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the Department of African American Studies and scholarships for African American students at UC Berkeley.
The Friends of the San Leandro Library organization will hold a Spring Book Sale, Saturday, April 5 in the Karp and Estudillo rooms of the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave.
By Gretchen Kell, UC Berkeley News An unprecedented alliance formed among four West Coast universities aims to remedy a seemingly intractable nationwide problem: Too few underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in the mathematical, physical and computer [...]
Lincoln Unified School District trustees last week approved funding to send all of the district’s sixth-graders to a weeklong science camp at Jones Gulch in La Honda in the 2015-16 school year.School officials estimate the [...]
Local author Mitali Perkins will moderate a panel discussion about “The Namesake,” the 2014 Big Read novel, on Saturday, March 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library Lecture Hall, [...]