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Teach Tomorrow in Oakland (TTO) recently celebrated the first six of its educators to complete five years working as teachers in Oakland public schools. The program, begun in 2008, is designed to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland's children. From left: Claudette Center, Claremont Middle; Dana Kearney, Montera Middle; Precious James, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary; Jamie Knowles, Edna Brewer Middle; Kia Clark, Edna Brewer Middle; Cicely Day, Place at Prescott Elementary . Photo by Ken Epstein.

Teach Tomorrow Oakland Honors Six Inspiring Educators

An initiative established in 2008 between former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ office and Oakland Unified School District to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland’s children has reached [...]
Left to right, Isaiah Fortenberry with brother John Eric Fortenberry, cousin Gabriel Thomas and classmate Mikaela Sasada - Grass Valley representatives of the OUSD District K-12 Science Fair at Chabot Space and Science Center.

Future Scientists Celebrated at Chabot Space and Science Center

Special to the Post: The Oakland Unified School District’s K-12 Science Fair celebrated future scientists May 21 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. Now in its I56th year, the event displays the [...]
MEA students report stories that are published online and broadcast on KDOL-TV (Comcast 27, AT&T 99). Photo from MEA.

The New Parkway’s ‘First Friday Shorts’ Showcases Student Films

The Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV will showcase student films from their video production workshop at “First Friday Shorts,” a free monthly screening of short films from local media arts community organizations held at The [...]
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John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
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OUSD Puts Some Money Behind Ending Discrimination in Schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
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Local Schools to Reduce Reliance on Testing

By Barbara Grady, Oakland Local The Oakland Unified School District, as well as school districts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and five other large cities, received federal approval on Tuesday to begin a new way [...]