Marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v Board of Education, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) assessed the nation’s progress in addressing school segregation in a new report [...]
The Peralta Association of African American Affairs recently held its 16th annual scholarship reception. With a record number of applicants, the association on May 2 recognized and awarded a total of $4,500 to nine African [...]
Northern Light School’s eighth grade class of 2014 recently returned from their East Coast Excursion Tour to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. This annual trip is a highlight of the eighth grade year [...]
Supporters of Dr. Elnora Webb breathed a partial sigh of relief this week when the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for the popular Laney College president, who [...]
More than 1,000 high-achieving Oakland students were honored this week at the 2014 African-American Honor Roll celebration, hosted by the Oakland Unified School District’s Office of African-American Male Achievement (AAMA).Held Monday at Acts Full Gospel [...]
While America’s public schools are becoming increasingly more diverse, a new report released by the Center for American Progress finds that nearly every state is experiencing a large and growing teacher diversity gap, or a [...]
The Oakland City Council recognized some of the city’s top students at this week’s council meeting, paying tribute to the young people, who “through their natural talents and unflagging commitment to academic excellence, have distinguished [...]
By Rev. Dr. Willie A. Douglas There have been numerous reports and surveys regarding race relations in America. After reviewing these studies, one would believe that race is not a problem in the U.S.
Justin Shelmire, a senior at American Indian High School, has had perfect attendance since entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2001 and will be graduating this Spring with Honors and a 4.7 GPA.
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 [...]