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Graduates celebrate their achievements together at the College Bound Brotherhood Ceremony. Photo: Tiffany Price, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Graduates

Representing high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh and Pebble Beach, some 120 graduating high school students participated Tuesday night at the College Bound Brotherhood’s graduation celebration at the Kaiser Center in Oakland.
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Five Candidates Vie to Replace Outgoing County Superintendent of Schools

Five candidates are competing to replace Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Sheila Jordan, who is retiring after 16 years in the position. The superintendent, an elected position, runs the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE),

City Council Approves Downtown San Leandro Tech Campus

San Leandro City Council this week unanimously approved the planning entitlements and development agreement for a, multi-phased, high-density Downtown Technology Campus. This project represents the first major office development under the city’s Downtown Transit-Oriented Development [...]
L to R, from top- Treva Reid, Brigitte Cook, Iris Merriouns, Nyeisha DeWitt, Katherine Jolly, Pamela Calloway, Shereda Nosakhare, Maïsha Everhart, Julie M. Waters, and Aisha Brown. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Bay Area Women Leading Behind the Scenes in Politics

The face of leadership is changing. More African American women are being represented in the political arena. They manage communications for state leaders, represent politicians in the State Assembly, and play a big role in [...]
Mike Norris. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mike Norris Releases Educational Calendar

Former Oakland A’s Pitcher Mike Norris is invested in promoting positive values and education. He released a new educational calendar that’s aimed at helping children learn subjects such as Math, Science, English, and Nutrition.
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Movement Begins Against Increased Standardized Testing of Teachers

It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A.Now [...]