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Dr. David Tom Cooke, Oakland Native, Receives Cal Alumni Excellence Award

Dr. David Tom Cooke, a graduate of the Oakland Unified School District and the son of two former principals in the district, is a winner of this year’s Cal Alumni Association’s Excellence in Achievement Award.
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OP-ED: Lance Jackson Contract Is Critical to the Success of OUSD

The leadership of the Oakland Unified School District facilities department is critical for the success of our schools. There are hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at stake – small mistakes can become million dollar [...]
Jacqueline Minor, General Counsel for the Oakland Unified School District.

Concerns Raised at OUSD Over Jackson’s $30,000 Per Month, Conflict of Interest Jackie Minor Sets Jackson’s Pay Rate, Says School Board Approval Not Necessary

Oakland Unified School District officials are struggling to explain why there is no conflict of interest in hiring Lance Jackson as the interim chief of the district’s bond-funded construction projects and that Jackson’s $30,000 a [...]
Mahlik Smith won Northern California's prestigious honor as Boys & Girls Club Outstanding Youth of the Year for 2015.

McClymonds High Senior Mahlik Smith Wins Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Scholarship

At the age of 18, Mahlik Smith is one step closer to becoming Youth of the Year of the National Boys and Girls Club. Gaining the Regional title Tuesday at the State Capitol in Sacramento, [...]
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Narada Michael Walden Foundation Awards Scholarships to Marin Students

Narada Michael Walden Foundation (NMWF), in partnership with San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, will award eight scholarships to the university’s 2015 Pre-College Summer Art Program. <
Jo’Lique Byrd

Bayside Students Compete in First Robot Games

By Denise Suto The Robotic Club at the Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy participated in the ROBOGames this past Saturday in San Mateo. The ROBOGames are the ‘Olympics of Robots,’ where the best minds [...]
Shaless Peoples is a resident and parent in Oakland.

OP-ED: Parent Responds to OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson

By Shaless PeoplesThank you Supt. Antwan Wilson for your invitation to hear feedback on this matter. I’d like to respond to two key points you brought up in your March 31 Op-Ed published on the [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]