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Contra Costa and Alameda County Schools to Partner on $14.2M Career Pathways Grant

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant to expand career-based education to over 2,700 at-risk students in the East Bay through the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT).
Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, Director of the Greene Scholars Program.

California Alliance of African American Educators Wins “Super Bowl 50” Grant

The California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) has received a Super Bowl 50 Fund Playmaker grant for extraordinary community efforts and community impact.   The award also recognizes the outstanding contributions of Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, [...]
This team of UC Berkeley researchers has developed algorithms that enable their PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, to learn new tasks through trial and error. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Finn, Pieter Abbeel, BRETT, Trevor Darrell and Sergey Levine. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Robot Learning Lab.

As “Artificial Intelligence” Advances, Robots Learn Via Trial and Error

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News   UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, [...]
A chorus of Oakland students, Young Gifted and Black (YGB), performed at this year's African American Honor Roll on May 11, celebrating the academic achievements of African American students in Oakland Unified School District.

Oakland Unified Celebrates 1,000 African American Honor Roll Students

For the fourteenth straight year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is celebrating the academic accomplishments of African American students across the district.   Over the 2014-15 school year more than 1,000 African American students, between [...]
Fifth grader Alexis McCain, winning elementary student of the John George Award.

West Oakland Students Win John George “Black Lives Matter” Contest

The John George Democratic Club recently recognized two West Oakland students – fifth grader Alexis McCain and sixth grader Yahya Munsar – for their winning contributions to the club’s annual art and essay contest. &n
Jonathan Brumfield speaks at the SF State Commencement at AT&T Park May 22.

Jonathan Brumfield Speaks at SF State Commencement

Jonathan Brumfield, an Oakland artist and educator, spoke on behalf of graduate students at San Francisco State University’s Commencement on Friday, May 22.   Brumfield acknowledged the students whose protests in the late 1960s resulted [...]
City Attorney Dennis Herrera

Partial Tuition Refunds, Scholarships Available in For-Profit College Settlement

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has launched an outreach program to identify and compensate eligible beneficiaries of his office’s settlement agreement with the Education Management Corporation, the parent company of Art Institute of California-San Francisco.