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Tag Archives: Oakland
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
A number of new education laws in California tackle a particularly alarming issue: the state’s schools now issue more suspensions to students than diplomas, especially to African-American students. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Oakland Unified School District. … Continue reading
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
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
December 21, 2012 The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last … Continue reading
December 21, 2012 By Lisa Hewitt Imagine That Kids, an Oakland non-profit, began in 2008 when Mieko Scott, a former kindergarten teacher, found herself laid off and frustrated with the educational system in California. “During my lay off I was … Continue reading
SF Gate: As reported shootings rise, analyzing gun violence, and its effect on young people, in Oakland
December 17, 2012 Scid Howard III grew up on the streets of East Oakland, so he knows what it’s like to be a teenager in a city where some young people are lost forever to gun violence and others live … Continue reading
December 13, 2012 By Maggie Sharpe By The director of the Oakland Public Library is beginning a new chapter in her life. Carmen Martinez, 62, who has led the library through ups and downs for the past dozen years, is … Continue reading
December 10, 2012 The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education agreed last week to allow for at least five years of federal monitoring as the district attempts to reduce the disproportionately high black student suspension rate, the Los Angeles … Continue reading