Tag Archives: Latino Community

Latino Education Network spokespersman Jorge Lerma holds a copy of the complaint filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Federal Complaint Filed Against OUSD on Behalf of English Learner Students

Several local Latino organizations filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights against the Oakland Unified School District for failing to provide adequate education to English Language Learner students.
Noel Gallo, District 5, Clean Up

Noel Gallo Organizes Weekly District 5 Cleanups

Oakland has always struggled with illegal litter and dumping on its streets and graffiti on its businesses. From dumpsites filled with old tires and ripped up mattresses and graffiti plastered walls, on some streets the [...]