In Oakland, a shortage of school nurses has led to difficult working conditions—heavy caseload, treating severe health conditions, and high stress—that nurses say make it challenging to meet the health needs of Oakland students.
Artists and designers repurpose parts of the demolished eastern span of the Bay Bridge and create projects celebrating the bridge’s importance as an iconic structure.
Guardian Gym is a free, non-profit sports facility for boys and girls ages 10 to 24. Its founders opened the gym in Oakland after they realized the profound effect that having a safe recreational space and healthy goals had brought to their own lives. They want to bring those same opportunities to young men and women and help them learn that you can be successful on and off the mat by showing up every day.
On Wednesday night, more than 50 students, parents and community organizers demanded that Oakland school board members restore the district’s free supper program.
The two candidates for California’s top education position answered questions about black student achievement at a forum on Saturday.