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The Education Report: In split vote, OUSD board puts American Indian charter schools on notice

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Friday, September 28th By Katy Murphy Last night, as the Oakland school board issued a 1,080-page “notice of violation” to all three American Indian Model Schools over its fiscal and governance practices. (Link to the massive file here.) It’s the first step … Continue reading »


Oakland Tribune: Alameda County teen leaders to tackle problems facing high school girls at summit

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September 25, 2012 By Angela Woodall The most pressing social issues encountered by teenage girls in their schools — relationships, social networks and families — will be the topic Saturday at the inaugural Junior Commission on the Status of Women. … Continue reading »


Oakland Tribune: School lunches, revamped: Food service employees meet in Oakland to share ideas, recipes

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September 25th, 2012 By Katy Murphy Donna Irby has worked behind the cafeteria lines for 13 years, serving meals at dozens of Oakland schools. But only recently has she been able to do what she loves with any regularity: cook … Continue reading »


Oakland Tribune:Oakland schools launch anti-bullying campaign by showing 'Bully' documentary

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September 17th, 2012 By Katy Murphy Busloads of teenagers streamed into a movie theater in Oakland’s Jack London Square on Monday morning, past their superintendent of schools and the director of the film they were about to see. In the … Continue reading »


The Education Report: In Oakland, new player eligibility rules and forfeited games

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September 20th, 2012 Written by Katy Murphy Castlemont High has canceled its second football game on Friday because it lacks enough eligible players. Skyline High, a school of nearly 2,000 students, forfeited its very first football game of the season … Continue reading »


KQED Education and American Graduate Present: Fall 2012 STEM Educator Training Series

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Join KQED Education for a free four-part professional development series designed to support middle and high school STEM educators. Learn to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the classroom while earning up to $250 in educator stipends. … Continue reading »


Public Media to Launch First-Ever AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY on September 22, 2012

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September 21, 2012 September 22, 2012 is American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to … Continue reading »


KQED News: Oakland Schools Try New Model to Provide Safe Place for Youth

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September 13, 2012 Written by Barbara Grady McClymonds High School juniors Starletta Andrews and Astiee Carver remember how tough it was to find a safe place to hang out with friends after school this time last year. “It’s not safe … Continue reading »


Attendance Works Initiative

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Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success. It aims to ensure that every school in every state not only tracks chronic absence data for … Continue reading »


Video: Too Important To Fail, Tavis Smiley

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Across America, less than 50% of young Black males will graduate from high school. Watch Tavis Smiley Reports: “Too Important to Fail” on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.