Tag Archives: Education

Raiders players read to West Oakland children in effort to promote literacy

The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the West Oakland Youth Center and First Book, a nonprofit that gives books to children in low-income neighborhoods, to bring free books to children during their "Rush to Read"...
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Tales of Two Cities Podcast: Spectrums

Hear from people finding their own place on spectrums of language, hookup culture, neurodiversity, and politics.
Marshall Tuck and Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) at a candidate forum on Oakland on black student achievement. They are both running to be State Superintendent of Public Instruction for California.

Schools superintendent candidate forum focuses on black student achievement

The two candidates for California's top education position answered questions about black student achievement at a forum on Saturday.

Formerly incarcerated students return to school

Last year in June, East Bay-resident Dieudonné Brou graduated from UCLA in African American studies. During his commencement speech, he revealed himself as formerly incarcerated. Even though higher education offers a chance to break the...

Oakland women welders spark inspiration in next generation of tradeswomen

Women have traditionally had very low numbers in welding-related trades across the country. In the Bay Area, teachers and organizations are working to increase access and opportunity for women in industrial fields.
Community members file to the podium to voice concerns to the OUSD school board. Photo by Hyowon Lihinag-Tam.

Oakland school board approves contract to finish rebuilding Glenview Elementary

Approving the construction contract for Glenview Elementary School, adopting an electronic enrollment system and updates on programs for district English learners dominated the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
Maysoun Wazwaz takes a presidential oath to "faithfully execute her role as Boss Lady of the United States" in front of "judge" and artist Jeremiah Barber at the Royal Nonesuch Gallery at the Inauguration Ball on Friday, January 20, 2017. (Photo courtesy of 100 days Action-Victoria Heilweil)

100 Days Action: Oakland artists respond to Trump’s presidency

In Oakland, a collective of 15 artists, who were previously complete strangers to one another, are expressing their reaction to the new Trump presidency through a different kind of protest, an art project they are...
An AP Computer Science Principles class at Castlemont High School in Oakland Unified School District. (Photo by: Stefanie Le)

Oakland Unified School District takes on tech, with corporate help

Over the last year and a half, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has been making an effort to deepen its science, technology, engineering and math programs, but so far it has had to depend...

Voters approve $9 billion for public school construction, repairs

This week, California voters approved Proposition 51, a $9 billion bond for public school construction and improvement across the state. By noon on Wednesday, the proposition led 54 percent to 46 percent and the Associated...

Students across the East Bay stage protests in response to Trump electoral victory

On Wednesday, students at four East Bay high schools staged walkouts in protest of Donald Trump’s electoral victory, while #NotMyPresident trended on social media.

Grant sends residents out of hospital, into community

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland can add one more item to its list of achievements: a $1.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.