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Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

In Oakland, Community Building Key to Student Success

By Jon Leckie A group of 20 parents gather in a small cafeteria at the Oakland Housing Authority at 12th Street and Union. They sit at six tables with vases of flowers in the middle, [...]
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NewsOne.

Report: 75 Percent of Juvenile Arrests in Oakland Are Black Males

Nearly three quarters of juvenile arrests in Oakland are African American boys, who are often picked up for relatively minor offenses, according to a study recently released by the local nonprofit Black Organizing Project, Public [...]
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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.
(L to R) Back row – Mark Perra (Faith Network), Omar Masood, McKinley Williams, Austin Holliday, Joe Nuni (Faith Network), Marnell Richardson (CalTrans mentor); middle row – Joanne Perra, Kearney Smith, Jr., Elden Suratos, Courtney Riley (OUSD Career Coordinator); front row – Randy Roth (Faith Network), Reba Maestas (CalTrans mentor), Tydesha Morris, Shelley Suratos, Elaine Suratos (CalTrans mentor), Shemeila Watkins, Aronnisha Smith, Cynthia Miniz (CalTrans mentor), Margena Wade-Green (CalTrans mentor and organizer), and Kenyon Johnson (CalTrans mentor). Photo courtesy of Faith Network of the East Bay.

West Oakland Youth Help Bay Bridge Reopening

As the old Bay Bridge closed and construction teams worked over Labor Day weekend to prepare for the opening of the new span, a number of teenagers were among those who worked tirelessly to help [...]
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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 [...]