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Op-Ed: The Oakland Public Schools Equity Pledge “It’s time to work together to (for) district-charter collaboration for all of Oakland”

By Supt. Antwan Wilson   Each year, Spring Break, with its promise of new beginnings, allows me to pause and reflect. One of the themes reverberating in my mind as I meditated and got reenergized [...]

Op-Ed: Oakland Officials Brag About Diversity While Black Workers Are Shut Out African-Americans receive only 5% of work on city-funded construction

    African-Americans made up 28 percent of the Oakland population in 2013-2014 but only worked five percent the hours on city-funded construction projects.   That may seem impossible in Oakland, a city that prides [...]