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Tag: Oakland Unified School District

State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

May 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

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Lawsuit alleges that state condones practices that violate disadvantaged students’ right to education.

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Oakland Schools Get Wireless Upgrade, New Computers

April 21, 2014 | 9:59 am

Oakland Schools Get Wireless Upgrade, New Computers

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Expenditure of more than $3 million will help with teaching, learning and new online standardized tests.

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Oakland Students Promote Attendance With A Little Help From Rihanna and Marshawn Lynch

August 15, 2013 | 8:42 am

Oakland Students Promote Attendance With A Little Help From Rihanna and Marshawn Lynch

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School is cool! That’s the message from Oakland Unified School District as millions of children head back to school this week and next. In a new YouTube video remix, students from Oakland middle and elementary schools bust a move to Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music” to promote the importance of school attendance. Titled “I’m […]

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June 7, 2013 | 8:29 am

Oakland American Indian Charter Schools Granted Reprieve

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An Alameda County judge says three top-ranked charter schools in Oakland may stay in business, for now, as they fight accusations of mismanagement. On March 20, the Oakland Unified school board voted 4-3 to revoke their charters, after finding the schools had not done enough to correct past financial problems. Yesterday’s ruling allows the American […]

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April 15, 2013 | 11:38 am

High-Performing American Indian Charter Schools Struggle for Survival

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Sometimes success is not enough. Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools’ doors open. The Oakland school board voted on March 20 to revoke the schools’ charter at the end […]

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9 California School Districts File for ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

February 28, 2013 | 12:02 pm

9 California School Districts File for ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

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By Christina Hoag, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP)—Nine California school districts on Thursday filed a joint application for a waiver of stringent federal school standards, instead proposing an alternative method to measure performance. The superintendents of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento City, Santa Ana, Sanger and Clovis unified districts said they […]

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Oakland School District Mishandled Federal Money, State Finds

December 21, 2012 | 10:11 am

Oakland School District Mishandled Federal Money, State Finds

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Will Evans, California Watch The Oakland Unified School District failed to follow federal regulations in doling out taxpayer money to benefit local private schools and must pay some of it back, a state review has found. The state Department of Education cited Oakland Unified for not meeting federal requirements in its distribution of federal Title […]

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District Board Members Urge Investigation of Oakland Church School

June 8, 2012 | 2:20 pm

District Board Members Urge Investigation of Oakland Church School

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by Will Evans, The Bay Citizen Oakland school board members are calling for the district to investigate whether a private school accused of abuse is inflating enrollment numbers to get more than its share of taxpayer funding. The board members were responding to a California Watch investigation into a West Oakland K-12 school run by St. Andrew […]

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In Oakland Schools, Chronic Absence, Suspension Derail African-American Boys

May 25, 2012 | 12:43 pm

In Oakland Schools, Chronic Absence, Suspension Derail African-American Boys

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By Joanna Lin, The Bay Citizen High rates of chronic absence, suspension and poor academic performance signal that more than half of African-American male students in the Oakland Unified School District are at risk of dropping out, according to new research. The Urban Strategies Council, an Oakland-based community advocacy organization, found significant disparities between African-American […]

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Deadline Looms for Teachers Reapplying for Their Jobs at 3 Oakland High Schools

March 30, 2012 | 3:39 pm

Deadline Looms for Teachers Reapplying for Their Jobs at 3 Oakland High Schools

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Today is the last day for teachers at three troubled Oakland high schools to apply for their jobs. The issue is so hot, it came up at Wednesday night’s board meeting. It wasn’t on the agenda, but plenty of people showed up to air grievances during public comment. Last night the Oakland Tribune hosted a […]

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