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San Francisco Schools To No Longer Suspend Students for Dress Code Violations I

The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously this week to update the school’s district’s dress code. The updated policy will allow schools to set their own policies on the wearing of hats, caps and [...]
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UCLA Report: How School Segregation Persists 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education

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 [...]
Students recognized by the Peralta Association of African American Affairs recognized nine students this year: Berkeley City College
- Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson and Theresa Ary; College of Alameda – Randi Elaine Stewart and Selma Adam; Laney College
-Erica Thompson and Eddie Heard; Merritt College
-Shalita Williams and Corey Spears.

Peralta Honors African American Scholarship Recipients

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 [...]
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Northern Light School’s 8th Graders East Coast Excursion Tour

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 [...]
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Laney College President Elnora Webb’s Contract Renewed

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 [...]
One thousand OUSD students were awarded Monday at the 13th Annual African American Honor Roll Celebration at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland. Those awarded included Montera Middle School students: (R to L) Destiny Williams, Matthew Quamina, Mihaila Lindsey, Amirah Boulware, Nadia Brooks, Marvell Wooley, Kameela Hall, John Wade, Obreah Delaney, Rayliah Brown, William Larkin, and Cameron Essex; standing- teacher Kevin Jennings. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Schools Salute Over 1,000 High Achieving African American Students

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 [...]