Tag Archives: Education

Oakland Unified School District headquarters at 1025 Second Ave.

Does OUSD Want Input or Just a Rubber Stamp on School Headquarters Development?

The Oakland Unified School District has put its community engagement process on “reset” after plans to rebuild its central office complex blew up in its face amid community suspicions that the district was arranging to [...]
Ph.D. candidate Ianna Owen and Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir. NewsCenter photo by Cathy Cockrell.

Reflections on #BlackLivesMatter, from Ferguson to UC Berkeley

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News As #BlackLivesMatter protests erupted and spread across the country late last year — everywhere from Ferguson, Missouri, to Sproul Plaza — African American scholars at Berkeley asked themselves how [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Lack of Transparency in School Redesign Process, Says McClymonds Community

One of the five schools that Oakland Unified School District plans to totally transform is McClymonds High School in West Oakland, where many in the school community are saying they are still confused about what [...]
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OP-ED: Black Future Month: The Need for Black Teachers

By Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein   American schools need Black teachers. There is considerable documented evidence that Black students do better when they have more African-American teachers.
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Black Future Month: Examining The Current State Of Black Lives And Envisioning Where We Go From Here

By Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Reprinted from Huffington Post   Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History [...]
Book cover of "Granny, Who is God?" 2014. Illustration by Virginia Jourdan.

Writer Carmen Bogan Promotes Literacy with Children’s Book

Granny, who is God?   In her illustrated multicultural children’s book, author Carmen Bogan entertains this question that has probably lingered in the minds of most small children. <