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Local Educators Work to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

Oakland needs a “racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teaching force that reflects” the students who attend the city’s schools, said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, speaking on the “State of Education: Our Work to Increase Successful [...]
Michael Moore [center] and the Pastors of Oakland.

“10,000 Pound Challenge!” to Lose Weight in 30 Days

Some local faith community leaders are calling for people to participate in a “10,000 Pound Challenge” to lose weight in 30 days to improve their health and well being, based on the principles of: “Faith, [...]
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Patten University Offers Personalized Degree Programs for Working Adults

Working students are the fastest growing part of the student population in the country because most people realize they need advanced credentials to create the life they want but cannot afford a traditional undergraduate or [...]
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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]
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John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
Tech Hive intern Nikita Gupta shows off her LED light up Converse shoes. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

TechHive Comes Alive at Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science

Ski Ball and PacMan machines made from cardboard – those were some of the popular arcade games people came across as they attended the Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science TechHive showcase.Founded in January 2013, TechHive [...]
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Oakland Students Meet Classical Pianist Terrance Wilson

By Barbara Fluhrer East Oakland Leadership Academy students and faculty attended a concert last Saturday evening at Holy Names University’s Regents Theatre featuring internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson.The day before the concert, the students had [...]