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Mona Treviño (center) speaks at Wednesday’s school board meeting while members of Schools Oakland Students Deserve temporarily shut down the meeting protesting a takeover of the school district by charter schools. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Education Activists Protest Charter School Takeover of Oakland Public Schools

Education activists of color marched to the Oakland Board of Education Wednesday meeting, where they shut down the meeting for about 20 minutes to demand that the school board take a stand to halt “Common [...]
Francisco Ortiz

Latino Students Need Latino Classroom Teachers, Says Richmond Educator and Researcher

  Richmond teacher Francisco Ortiz, presented the findings of his graduate research at a session of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) in San Francisco, summarizing what his experiences show about the positive impact [...]
Judith Browne Dianis,

New Federal Report Finds U.S. Public Schools becoming Re-segregated by Race and Income

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a national report this week on racial and economic isolation in public schools.   Released on the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court [...]
Board of Education members speak to special education parents about the district’s five core beliefs, which
include community engagement, at the special education Community Advisory Committee meeting. (Left
to right) Roseann Torres, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, James Harris, and Shanthi Gonzales. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Parents Say Oakland School District Breaking Federal Law School administrators walk out of community meeting

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]