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Sequoia Elementary School parent Tony Daquipa speaks Tuesday at a rally in front of Oakland Unified Unified School District’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parent Rally Asks Oakland Voters to Reject Billionaire-Funded School Board Candidates

A group of Oakland parents and community members held a press conference and rally this week at Oakland Unified School District headquarters calling on voters and candidates to reject the influence of out-of-town billionaires who [...]
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Community Leaders Support Kharyshi Wiginton in D-3 School Board Race

  Demanding new leadership, former school Boardmember Greg Hodge and other Oakland Black leaders have endorsed Kharyshi Wiginton for District 3 School Board.In her campaign to unseat incumbent Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Wiginton opposing corporate donors who [...]
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School Board District 7 Race Pits Grassroots Campaign Against Big Money Chris Jackson is challenging incumbent James Harris

The East Oakland school board District 7 race, which includes Castlemont High, Brookfield Elementary and Elmhurst Community Prep, has become a focus of the national battle over the future of public education, judging by the [...]
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NAACP Calls for Moratorium on Charter Schools

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors ratified a resolution last Saturday adopted by delegates at its 2016 107th National Convention calling for a moratorium on charter [...]
“There is a common stereotype that Asian Americans in particular are the model minority and that they have no trouble graduating from SF State. However, this is far from the truth when one looks at data by ethnicity, income and also disability,” said Grace Yoo, professor and chair of Asian American Studies. Yoo will oversee the new ASPIRE program in partnership with co-investigator Luoluo Hong, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

SF State Receives $1.5 million Grant to Boost Graduation Rates

By Mary Kenny, SFSU News   San Francisco State University will launch a new program, funded by a five-year, $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant, designed to improve retention and graduation rates of high-need, [...]
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UC Berkeley joins CyberTran to Solve Traffic Congestion

  UC Berkeley announced this week that it has joined forces with CyberTran International Inc. (CTI), Stantec, a global Architecture and Engineering firm, and a group of small businesses to apply jointly to the MacArthur [...]
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Kharyshi Wiginton Challenges West Oakland School Board Incumbent Pro-charter school groups pour $70,000 into District 3 campaign

Two-term incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge is facing three challengers to represent District 3 on the Oakland Board of Education in a race that is focusing on the school board’s infatuation with charter schools, lack of [...]