Tag: Oakland schools
Oakland school district finds that the hard part of new state funding is deciding how to spend it.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Oakland Schools Get Federal Monitor; Anti-Muslim Video Maker Jailed; Law Protects Social Media Privacy
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 […]