Tag Archives: Education

Oakland Local: A Better Chance Celebrates 50 Years of Increasing High-Quality Education for Youth of Color

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May 2, 2013 By Corey Olds Approximately 75 directors of admission and diversity from Bay Area independent schools gathered for breakfast at the UC-Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Better Chance (ABC), a national … 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 Forum: Teaching Social and Emotional Learning

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January 18, 2013 Oakland schools have launched programs to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts. One of the programs, Roots of Empathy, brings infants and their mothers into school to help students recognize emotions and … Continue reading »


Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)

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January 7, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) has a long history in Oakland, San Francisco and surrounding areas, beginning 36 years ago as a small media arts nonprofit, the organization was founded by community organizers … Continue reading »


KQED: Education Nonprofit to Help Expand Math, Science Program in Oakland Middle Schools

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December 21, 2012 By Barbara Grady Oakland Unified School District this week became a beneficiary of a major federal grant that will bring science, technology, engineering and math – STEM – educational experiences to as many as two thousand OUSD students. It … Continue reading »


KQED: Oakland Schools' New Effort to Fight Soaring Suspension Rates

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December 26, 2012 By Ana Tintocalis Oakland’s public schools are heading into the New Year with an ambitious plan to curb a skyrocketing student suspension rate. The vast majority of Oakland’s suspended kids are African-American, even though they make up … Continue reading »


PBS Newshour: Diplomas Now

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Mercury News: Election 2012: Oakland schools get out the youth vote

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November 1, 2012 By Katy Murphy This week, a group of boisterous teenagers marched down to a ballot box a few blocks from their school. The first-time voter contingent and their sign-holding supporters whooped and chanted all the way to … Continue reading »


The Education Report: Weinberg: Rules requiring struggling schools to replace half their teachers are misguided

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October 29, 2012 By Steven Weinberg One of the most divisive elements of the “turnaround model” being used to improve test score results in many low scoring schools throughout the country, is the requirement that half the teaching staff be … Continue reading »


I-SEEED Guest Youth Blogger: Prevailing by Pelesani Sua

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October 6, 2012 By Pelesani Sua, youth representative of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (I-SEEED) It only took one person to stop me from believing that I could go to college. When your teacher passes you up … Continue reading »