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Raiders Give  Brand New Tablets to OUSD Students

Raiders , Microsoft Give Local Students Brand New Tablets

Nearly two-dozen students from McClymonds High School and Oakland Community Day School were treated to lunch at the Oakland Raiders facility on Tuesday given recognition for their academic and behavioral accomplishments.
Speaking at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting,  four teenagers performed a poem with the refrain, ““I’m here today to say that curfews do not reduce crime. They criminalize us in our day to day."  Shown are the four (L to R): Pablo Paredes, Michele Ramos, Diana Bonilla  and Daniel Ramos. Photo Ken A. Epstein

Proposed Youth Curfew Fails for Lack of Support

A proposal for a youth curfew in Oakland died this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting in the face of opposition by City Council members and outraged hostility by young people and their [...]
L to R, back row: Ayo Lewis, recipient of the 2012 Perfect Score Award, with this year’s award recipients Anton Walker, Jaylen Thompson, Cami Smith-Dahl, Tyler French, Luseni Monya-Tambi, James Alexander, Desonn Shipp, Elise Bourelly, Asha Dunn, and Sanaa Howell; front row: Gabrielle Ricks, Benjamin Wilson-Ripsom, Niera Thompson, Syler Bryant, Dominic Macmillan, Malik Ewing, Steven Edwards, Nicholas Pinon, Lewis Bowen, Tariyah Morris, and Damion Lyons. Photo courtesy of OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement.

African American Students in Oakland Awarded for Perfect Scores on State Test

Celebrating the excellence of 21 African American students who achieved 100 percent on the California Standards Test (CST), the Oakland Unified School District Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) held its 4th annual Perfect [...]
Photo taken from calstate.edu

Local Colleges, Universities Establish “Blueprint” for Transitioning Foster Youth

By Ryann Blackshere How do programs provide college pathways for former foster youth? This video features the story of one young black male student at Laney College, and how one college support program helped him [...]
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, [...]