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Oakland Teachers, Parents Seek Greater Local Control of Schools

February 14, 2012 | 12:04 pm

Oakland Teachers, Parents Seek Greater Local Control of Schools

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Last night, the Oakland Unified School District’s Special Committee on School-Based Management and Budgeting met with teachers, parents and union representatives to discuss turning over more control to local schools. Many teachers and administrators want greater autonomy in areas like staffing, budgeting and curriculum, which they say is necessary to meet the needs of their […]

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Six-Hour School Lockdown in East Oakland Riles Parents

August 31, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Six-Hour School Lockdown in East Oakland Riles Parents

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In East Oakland, parents at Horace Mann Elementary School are upset after the district failed to immediately notify them of a lockdown Tuesday. Students were held in classrooms for up to six hours as police swarmed the area in order to arrest armed suspects in a string of home-invasion robberies. Ernest Carroll’s daughter was in […]

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