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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 [...]
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Lafayette Elementary School Boosts Science Teaching

Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it [...]
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 [...]
Oakland Future Quartet and Sheila E post for a picture at the Elevate Oakland concert at the Fox Theatre. Photo by Christopher Victorio.

All-Star Concert Raises over $110,000 funds for Oakland Schools

Well known artists and musicians performed to a packed audience at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Saturday evening for a special benefit concert in support of Elevate Oakland, a collaborative effort that brings music and [...]
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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 [...]