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Estevan Lopez, Louay Mardini, Bria Grant and Emmanuel Lemire (with Bryan Bone, not pictured) brainstorm ideas for their "Up to Us" campaign, aimed to educate their peers about the growing national debt.

SF State Economics Students Educate Peers on National Debt

By Beth Tagawa, SF State News The U.S. national debt is currently estimated at $18 trillion — and constantly rising. While that is a staggering figure, most of us do not spend much time pondering [...]
Isaac Kos-Read, OUSD Chief of Communications and Public Affairs.

Community Participation in School HQ Development Is “100 Percent Authentic,” Says District School Official Criticizes Oakland Post for Publicizing News on Social Media

Isaac Kos-Read, newly hired Chief of Communications and Public Affairs for the Oakland school district, has responded on Facebook to an Oakland Post article that raises serious questions about transparency and public involvement in the [...]
Workers on an Oakland Unified School District construction project.

White’s Departure Disrupts Facilities and Repair Department at OUSD

Administrator Tim White’s departure under pressure from the Oakland Unified School District has left the department he led – Facilities Planning and Management – in disarray, according to sources. Wo
Group of young girls in the 2014 Oakland Teen Empowerment Pageant Scholarship.

Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant Empowers Young Girls to Lead

The 2nd annual Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant & Brunch is accepting applications from young girls, ages 13-18, to participate in the competition. The pageant promotes education and empowers young girls to “be the change” [...]
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Over 66,300 East Bay Students Benefit from Chevron’s “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. this week announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, helping to fund 661 local public school classroom projects, 301 of which support [...]
Photo: Rogers Family Foundation, BET.

OP-ED: Charter Schools are not the Answer to Oakland’s Public School Crisis

By Dan Siegel The debate over charter schools is waged on misleading and superficial grounds. According to the dominant narrative, the charter school discussion pits incompetent teachers championed by corrupt unions against sincere, committed parents [...]
Oakland Unified School District headquarters at 1025 Second Ave.

Does OUSD Want Input or Just a Rubber Stamp on School Headquarters Development?

The Oakland Unified School District has put its community engagement process on “reset” after plans to rebuild its central office complex blew up in its face amid community suspicions that the district was arranging to [...]