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June 27, 2013 By Barbara Grady, Irene and Jon Leckie Kahmaria Adams, 15, listens to gospel music on her commute to school through the harrowing streets of East Oakland. She takes two city buses to get from home to Piedmont … Continue reading
New Initiative Aims to Double Percentage of Oakland Youth Reading on Grade Level by the End of Third Grade by 2020
PRESS CONFERENCE: MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 AT 10:30 AM; Oakland Marriott City Center (1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607) New Initiative Aims to Double Percentage of Oakland Youth Reading on Grade Level by the End of Third Grade by 2020 City … Continue reading
June 13, 2013 The OUSD school board just voted to appoint Anne Campbell-Washington to represent District 4, given former board member Gary Yee’s appointment as Acting Superintendent. Anne Campbell-Washington is the mother of two OUSD kids and a longtime Oakland … Continue reading
Oakland Local: From prison to Phi Theta Kappa: How one Oakland youth is helping change the juvenile justice system
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
May 30, 2013 By Maya Mirsky OAKLAND — As Reginald Richardson, co-principal at Claremont Middle School, walks down the hall, he stops constantly — to hug a staff member, shake hands with a parent, high-five a student and stop another … Continue reading
April 19, 213 By Katherine Brown In looking at the negative perception many people have of East Oakland, one would think that there was no opportunity for success, especially among youth. With limited resources and outlets to support youth in … Continue reading
May 3, 2013 Coriah Welch has about 20 colleges to choose from after she graduates. But the decision is a difficult one. For the last few years, Welch has been raising three of her four half-brothers in their foster home … Continue reading
Oakland Local: A Better Chance Celebrates 50 Years of Increasing High-Quality Education for Youth of Color
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
May 3, 2013 By Barbara Grady Underpaid teachers, kids wishing they had counselors to talk with and crowded classrooms where students learning English don’t get enough help could all be in the past for Oakland schools if the governor’s plan … Continue reading
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