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School Board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge

OP-ED: Castlemont, Fremont, and McClymonds Don’t Need to be Charters

By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]
Longtime educator and coach at McClymonds, Ben Tapscott speaks at Tuesday's community meeting at McClymonds High School. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign “McClymonds will not become a charter,” Says District Official

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday night in the school cafeteria, looking for answers from the school [...]
Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

District Seeks to Explain Redesign Process for Five Schools

Parents, students, teachers and community members are struggling to understand exactly what the district has in mind for their schools after it announced the start of a “high quality” school redesign process at five Oakland [...]
Students held signs and spoke at the school board meeting on Wednesday, opposing the school district's redesign plan. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Students and Board Members Weigh-in on School Changes

Student and teacher speakers at Wednesday night’s board meeting raised their concerns about the school redesign process that the district administration has initiated at five Oakland schools.In interviews with the Oakland Post, school board members [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds High Schools Slated to Be Turned into Charters

Many long-time educators and Oakland parents are raising serious questions about a new Oakland Unified School District plan to turn over five schools – including three East and West Oakland high schools – to charters [...]
Henry

Stockton’s First Black Teacher, Mrs. Wilhelmina Henry, Turns 95

The Black Employees Association of Stockton Unified School District (BEAUSD) and the Aquarian Coalition will host activities to celebrate the 95th birthday of Wilhelmina Henry.   Henry was born January 20, 1920 in Columbia, South [...]
Photo by Laura Wong

Harlem Globetrotters Meet Youth with Disabilities, Play Wheelchair Basketball

  In advance of six games in the Bay Area, two stars of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and youth with disabilities played wheelchair basketball Wednesday afternoon at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland.