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Oakland Local: From prison to Phi Theta Kappa: How one Oakland youth is helping change the juvenile justice system

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June 6, 2013 By Jon Leckie When Jonathan Roach graduated from high school, he was thirsty for higher education, but as an inmate in Alameda County’s Juvenile Hall, the opportunity didn’t exist. Yet despite his lack of resources, Roach became … Continue reading »

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: GO Public Schools: reading, teaching and OUSD's progress towards goals (Community Voices)

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April 25,2013 By Caitlin Healey Which Oakland schools are producing promising results and raising achievement for all students? Who are the people teaching in our schools and what are they like? How is OUSD meeting its goals for operational excellence … 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 »

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: Oakulture: Respect Our City helps bring peace to First Fridays; The Coup shadowboxes SF, Berkeley’s Birdland winds down

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March 5, 2013 By Eric K. Arnold The red outline of a neon cross from the nearby Korean Community Christian Church church emanated above 1-O.A.K.’s head like an electric halo, as the Oakland singer stood at the Telegraph and 24th … Continue reading »

Oakland Voices: Oakland Teacher Alison Ball Breathes Life into Math & Science

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February 22, 2013 By Debora Gordon After early teaching stints in far flung locales from Ecuador and China to New York and Sunnyvale, 4th year middle school teacher Alison Ball, 29, came to Urban Promise Academy (UPA), where she is … Continue reading »