A back-to-school night for students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland is more than just shining apples and tidying books. Instead, the students sit in on lectures, engage with their community and become prepared [...]
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]
By Francisco Ortiz, Kimberly Mayfield Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein Marisol, a very effective Bay Area high school teacher, says that she never had a Latino teacher until she was in the 10th grade.
The Oakland Unified School District’s three new school board members and newly hired superintendent have taken their positions just as two of the district’s most protracted conflicts are coming to a head – poorly paid [...]
Parents, students and community members are hoping the Oakland Unified School District will provide specifics about the new “redesign” process that will take place this spring at five flatland schools: Fremont, McClymonds and Castlemont High [...]
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he’s able to receive, Albert Einstein said. Entrepreneur Ahmedin Mohamed Nasser, a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives his [...]
By Sallie Melendez Recently on his Face Book page, Congressman GK Butterfield informs us that $40 billion in cuts to federal nutrition programs are proposed. We already have a lack of access to healthcare…insurmountable obstacles [...]
African American high school students can be seen walking to 1746 Broadway Ave. in downtown Oakland headed to a summer program. But instead of being taught remedial lessons on what was missed during the school [...]