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KRON 4: Oakland Middle School Teacher Honored at White House

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April 23, 2013 By Sylvia Ramirez An Oakland teacher was honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. I’Asha Warfield is a 7th grade English teacher at Oakland’s Frick Middle School. She is California’s only nominee for … Continue reading »

The Education Report: OUSD Board’s Gary Yee candidate for acting superintendent

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April 22, 2013 By Katy Murphy The Oakland Board of Education will host a press conference on Monday April 22nd to announce Dr. Gary Yee as a candidate for the position of Acting Superintendent in the Oakland Unified School District … Continue reading »

KQED: High-Performing American Indian Charter School Struggles for Survival

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April 15, 2013 By Laird Harrison Sometimes success is not enough. Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers, nationwide. But Sunday night found parents and board members groping for a way to keep … Continue reading »

Oakland Local: East Bay College Fund matches mentors with students for community success

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April 10, 2013 By Jon Leckie By the end of his junior year, Jameil Butler was a promising high school student. He was sociable, popular and a rising star on championship teams in basketball and football. Butler knew he had … Continue reading »

KQED: Oakland School Board to Replace Outgoing Superintendent

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April 10, 2013 School board officials in Oakland have begun the process of replacing outgoing superintendent Tony Smith. Smith surprised colleagues last week when he announced he was resigning so that his family can be closer to his ailing father-in-law, … Continue reading »

Oakland Local: Superintendent of Oakland schools resigns, citing family health emergency

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April 5, 2013 By Barbara Grady Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Tony Smith, who has spearheaded a new strategic direction in Oakland of creating community schools that help kids deal with the adversities of poverty in addition to academics and … Continue reading »

Oakland Local: Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Fest presents 1st place winning poetry

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March 18, 2013By D’Angelo Crosby Oakland’s Castlemont High School student D’Angelo Crosby won first place for original poetry with this poem about his life during the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Fest Regional competition 2013.         The … Continue reading »

The Education Report: Still Seeing High Numbers for African American Male Student Suspensions

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March 15th, 2013 By Serena Valdez At Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Tony Smith and a small panel, including two principals, presented the Balanced Scorecard Accountability Report. The topic: suspensions. One major focus of the report is to work toward reducing … Continue reading »

Oakland Local: Join us March 20 for release of study on teaching practices in Oakland (Community Voices)

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March 14, 2013 By Marc Tafolla As a community, we know that no other in-school factor affects students as much as effective teaching. Therefore, Oakland’s parents, teachers and community leaders have expressed a strong desire to help the city’s children … Continue reading »

Oakland Local: Oakland teachers, students, community gather to discuss ways to provide ‘quality education’ for all

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March 11, 2013 By Barbara Grady Studies indicate the main driver of student achievement is effective teaching. While poverty, trauma and starting kindergarten with no preparation put children at a learning disadvantage, students can catch up if they have effective … Continue reading »