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Oakland Unified School District headquarters at Second Ave. in Oakland.

OUSD Says HQ Is “Presumed to Be Beyond Repair,” But Architects Say It Can Be Renovated for Half the Cost of New Building

The Oakland Unified District seems to be acting on a presumption that its headquarters – the Paul Robeson Administration Building at 1025 Second Ave. – that was wrecked by a water leak needs to be [...]
A still photo from a  January 2014 video shows school security officers at Fremont High School in Oakland using force to subue a student. Courtesy of SF Chronicle.

OUSD Places Security Officers on Leave After Video Shows Student Was Punched and Choked “What happened in this… incident is absolutely unacceptable,” said Supt. Antwan Wilson

By Post Staff Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson has apologized to a student and his family on behalf of the school district after a video was released last week that shows two school security officers using [...]
President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]
(Left to right) Chris Hillyard, General Manager/Co-owner of Farley’s, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Kiara Gomez, employee at Farley’s, and Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Café. Photo by Conway Jones.

Oakland’s New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

Voter-enacted ballot Measure FF, which raises the minimum wage in Oakland from $9 to $12.25/hour, became effective March 2.   The measure, which passed with an 82 percent majority in November, requires employers to provide [...]
Peralta-Colleges-Foundation-logo

Peralta Colleges Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

The Peralta Colleges Foundation celebrated 50 years of serving the community through education last Thursday night at the Oakland City Center Marriott. Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen, who was formerly a member of the [...]
Michael “Shawn” Cunningham II

Help High School Student Shawn Cunningham Attend Stanford Summer Law Program

Bishop O’Dowd High School student Michael “Shawn” Cunningham II, an exemplary student who serves as a role model for his peers at school and church, has been invited to participate in Stanford Law School’s Intensive [...]
Terry-T Butler (aka "Mr. Community") and D'Wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! in the studio producing with Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. (1999)

Grammy Winning Star Beyoncé Got Her Start in Oakland

Beyoncé is one of the greatest female artists of all time. Like many other artists, during the course of her career with Grammy-award winning group Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé’s big break in the music industry was [...]
Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

City Considering New Department to Address Racial Inequality

In wake of protests and national actions resisting the discriminating treatment of people of color by law enforcement, the city is expected to vote on a proposal to establish a Department of Race and Equity [...]
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 [...]