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New Oakland Schools Superintendent Promises Action

July 3, 2014 | 8:00 am

New Oakland Schools Superintendent Promises Action

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Antwan Wilson says the district won’t ignore problems sometimes considered “too hard” to overcome.

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Oakland Program Seeks to Stop Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

February 26, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland Program Seeks to Stop Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

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As kids date earlier, educators and health professionals try to instill lessons about healthy relationships.

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A New Challenge for Oakland Schools — Extra Money From State

October 18, 2013 | 5:30 am

A New Challenge for Oakland Schools — Extra Money From State

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Oakland school district finds that the hard part of new state funding is deciding how to spend it.

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In Oakland, Safe Routes to School Elusive

July 1, 2013 | 12:40 pm

In Oakland, Safe Routes to School Elusive

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by Barbara Grady, Jon Leckie, and Irene Florez, Oakland Local 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 High School. She’s got the hour-long routine down, but there’s one stretch of the bus […]

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Oakland Parents to Have More Responsibility Under New Schools Formula

June 25, 2013 | 3:38 pm

Oakland Parents to Have More Responsibility Under New Schools Formula

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by Barbara Grady, Oakland Local Oakland residents, particularly parents of students in Oakland public schools and elected Board of Education officials, will have a lot more responsibility for the education being delivered in Oakland schools starting this September than they have for the past three decades. With Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-2014 budget, approved by the […]

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No More Gopher Flesh: Oakland Kids Chow Down on Veggies

October 22, 2012 | 3:19 pm

No More Gopher Flesh: Oakland Kids Chow Down on Veggies

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At my elementary school, and probably at yours, we sang a subversive little song about the cuisine served to us in the lunchroom that involved greasy grimy gopher guts, mutilated monkey meat, and oven-fried parakeet.  All of it pretty unappetizing — and probably coincidentally, all of it animal-based. So kids in Oakland schools may have […]

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September 28, 2012 | 8:41 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Schools Get Federal Monitor; Anti-Muslim Video Maker Jailed; Law Protects Social Media Privacy

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Oakland schools to get suspension monitor (SF Chronicle) Facing a civil rights investigation for disciplining black students more harshly than their white peers, the Oakland school board voted Thursday to accept five years of federal monitoring as the district attempts to address the problem. The agreement with the U.S. Department of Education shuts down the […]

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