At last night’s meeting, board members heard a pitch for what would become the district’s 33rd charter school–as well as learning that nearly half the city’s school-age children are now in charter schools, independent schools, or home-schooling.
Students from across the globe create illustrated stories that document their lives at Oakland International High School. See interactive feature.
As part of Oakland’s Principal for a Day program, Port official Diann Castleberry learns how to write tardy slips, subs for the secretary, and grapples with the Odyssey.
Maria Elena Terriquez had always wanted to run her own business. She had sold perfume in Mexico for 15 years when she immigrated to the United States to join the four of her five adult children who were living here.
Board members relocated their weekly meeting to Chabot last night, and added to their agenda a special recognition of North Oakland school volunteers.