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Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race

In the final days before Oaklanders go to the polls, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), funded by pro-charter school billionaires, is sending out negative mailers to voters’ homes.
Sequoia Elementary School parent Tony Daquipa speaks Tuesday at a rally in front of Oakland Unified Unified School District’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parent Rally Asks Oakland Voters to Reject Billionaire-Funded School Board Candidates

A group of Oakland parents and community members held a press conference and rally this week at Oakland Unified School District headquarters calling on voters and candidates to reject the influence of out-of-town billionaires who [...]
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Kharyshi Wiginton Challenges West Oakland School Board Incumbent Pro-charter school groups pour $70,000 into District 3 campaign

Two-term incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge is facing three challengers to represent District 3 on the Oakland Board of Education in a race that is focusing on the school board’s infatuation with charter schools, lack of [...]
Castlemont players lie on their backs with their hands up during the anthem while Kaepernick takes a knee. (Twitter/kirkmorrison).

Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest

As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention.
Brandon Nicholson, director of the Hidden Genius Project accepts funding from AT&T, part of AT&T’s “September Giving” initiative which includes weekly contributions of $20,000 or more to four community organizations helping to empower the students and residents of Oakland.

AT&T’s “September Month of Giving”

Every OUSD student will be assured free tuition their first semester at any of the four Peralta community colleges in the East Bay.   “Our intention is to empower organizations that help inspire, boost academic [...]
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Mayor Schaaf Seeks to Unseat Oakland City Council Incumbents

There are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf may be attempting to remake the city’s political landscape by backing more compliant candidates for the City Council and school board.
Left to right: (top row) Kharyshi Wiginton, Chris Jackson; (bottom row) James Harris, Jumoke Hinton Hodge.

Incumbents Run for Four Seats on Oakland School Board

Incumbents will be facing newcomers for four seats on the seven-member Oakland Board of Education that will be on the November ballot.   Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools, whose political advocacy group, has been a [...]