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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 »


KQED's Forum: Living With Gun Violence

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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 »


Mieko Scott, Founder of Imagine That Kids

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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

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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 »


Mercury News: Oakland library chief ready for life's next chapter

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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 »


Huffington Post: Oakland Schools To Allow Federal Monitoring Of Black Student Discipline

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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 »


Oakland North: American Indian Model Schools file response to allegations of financial, organizational misconduct

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November 29, 2012 By Nausheen Husain Administrators at the American Indian Model Schools—a set of three Oakland charter schools, two middle schools and one high school—responded late Monday night to a 1,080-page notice of violations given to them by the … Continue reading »


The Education Report: Oakland’s new youth theater company opens its season Dec. 6

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November 28, 2012 By Katy Murphy Gritty City Rep opened in January, and its executive artistic director, Lindsay Krumbein, says it’s the first stand-alone youth theater company in Oakland. The group rehearses six hours a week in downtown Oakland. Its … Continue reading »


Oakland North: Oakland Raiders, students sort food at Alameda County food banks

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November 21, 2012 By Sam Rolens When Brad Lubeck, 11, and his mother Stacey showed up at the Alameda County Community Food Bank for an afternoon of volunteering with his Boy Scout troop, he didn’t expect much in the way … Continue reading »


The Education Report: Another Oakland student news blog: Castle Crier!

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November 13, 2012 By Katy Murphy   Student journalism in Oakland has popped up at yet another high school. At Castlemont High, students have launched an online site with a wonderfully old-school newspaper name, the Castle Crier. AP English language … Continue reading »