Tag Archives: Lakeview Elementary School

Parents drop off their kids to Piedmont Elementary in Oakland during the first week of school.

Former Lakeview Elementary parents and students adjust to new schools

Zarina Ahmad, principal of Piedmont Avenue Elementary in Oakland, put extra effort this year into creating a bright first day of school. She and her staff pasted a class list to the outside wall, with...
Trish Gorham, the new president of the Oakland Education Association, sits down with Oakland North.

Q&A: Meet new Oakland Education Association president Trish Gorham

With the new school year approaching, Oakland North sits down with the newly hired Oakland Education Association (OEA) president, Trish Gorham. In this wide-ranging interview, the new head of the teachers' union discusses school closures,...
Teachers' union members, parents, and community activists, shown here at an early July protest, hoped a picket line would be approved by the Alameda Labor Council.

Labor council decides not to sanction picket line at Lakeview Elementary

During a closed meeting on Wednesday, the Alameda Central Labor Council—an organization that represents over 100 workers’ unions and helps employers bargain to improve their workplaces—decided against a motion to sanction a workers’ picket line...
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Lakeview Elementary School supporters host concert and rally

Over one hundred people gathered at Splash Pad Park on Sunday for a “Celebration and Convergence for Public Education” concert and rally hosted by the supporters of the Lakeview sit-in and People’s School for Public...
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Lakeview protesters finish up last week of People’s School at Splash Pad Park

Canopies were up for The People’s School For Public Education on Tuesday at Splash Pad Park, where protesters who had previously been camping at Lakeview Elementary School have relocated the volunteer-run summer program to teach...
Teachers' union members, parents, and community activists, shown here at an early July protest, are hoping a picket line will be approved by the Alameda Labor Council.

Alameda Central Labor Council considers sanctioning Lakeview picket line

On Monday evening the Alameda Central Labor Council—an organization that represents over 100 workers’ unions and helps employers bargain to improve their workplaces—considered a motion to get school workers’ unions behind an effort to form...
After returning from superintendent Tony Smith's house, a few protesters mounted Lakeview Elementary's steps to dance closer to police officers while listening to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

After school camp shut-down, Lakeview supporters march to superintendent’s house

On Wednesday evening, a crowd of nearly 150 people, many of them parents, kids, and Occupy Oakland protesters, gathered on the concrete steps of Lakeview Elementary School hours after their two-week-old tent city was raided...
The encampment  at Lakeview Elementary School was raided at 4 a.m. on Tuesday by Oakland and OUSD police officers.

Lakeview Elementary encampment shut down; protesters vow to return

The tent city at Lakeview Elementary School has been dismantled. At 4 a.m. Oakland Unified School District police and other law enforcement officers raided the encampment where parents, teachers, and community activist had been sleeping...
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Lakeview Elementary protesters mark 16 days with film screening, tightened security

After 16 days, the number of tents visible at the encampment at Lakeview Elementary School has doubled and protesters have changed their rules: No one is allowed to know the number of kids or adults...
Community organizer Joel Velasquez addresses protestors at Lakeview Elementary, flanked by a protestor with a bunny named slingshot.

Lakeview Elementary protest draws hundreds of protestors in Oakland

On Saturday afternoon nearly 200 protestors showed up for a 1.7 mile march organized by a coalition of community organizers, Occupy Oakland supporters and Lakeview Elementary parents to protest the closure of five Oakland elementary...
A sign for the People's School for Public Education, tacked on to the side of Lakeview Elementary School.

Lakeview Elementary protest continues as first week comes to a close

The People’s School for Public Education is nearly a week old. Protesters, including parents of students at Lakeview Elementary and members of Occupy Oakland, continued to occupy the Oakland Unified School District elementary school across...
Community members attend a "speak-out" rally on Tuesday at Lakeview Elementary.

Encampment continues at Lakeview as protesters demand district reopen closed schools

On Tuesday a second “stay away” order was issued by the Oakland Unified School District to protesters currently occupying the Lakeview Elementary School property but a small group of people continued to camp on the...
A photo of the notice posted by the Oakland Police Department Monday morning. Photo courtesy of the protest group.

Lakeview Elementary School encampment protesters given warning notice

Protesters at an encampment that has been growing for the last four days at Lakeview Elementary School, just off Grande Avenue, have been served with notices from the Oakland Unified School District to leave the...
Parents at Lakeview Elementary School intend to live in a tent city and rally until their demands are met about school closures.

Parents build tent city at Lakeview Elementary with help from Occupy Oakland protesters

School is out and parents who disagree with the Oakland Unified School District board’s decision to close five elementary schools—Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell and Sante Fe—at the end of this school year are protesting by...
Rob Rooke, a Maxwell Park Elementary Parent and member of CPACC, shares his opposition to the upcoming school closures with the audience at Wednesday's OUSD board meeting. Photo by Roberto Daza

Parents voice their anger about school closures, move to recall OUSD board members

More than a hundred parents and teachers packed the Oakland Unified School District’s boardroom for Wednesday night’s meeting, with dozens more watching from the 4th floor overflow room, following a march from Laney College earlier...