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Volunteers with Great Oakland Public Schools make phone calls in support of Measure N, a proposed parcel tax that would provide college and career readiness programs for Oakland high school students. Photo courtesy of Great Oakland Public Schools.

Measure N would expand college and career readiness programs in high schools, faces little opposition

Measure N is a parcel tax that, if passed on Tuesday, would direct funds towards college and career preparation programs in Oakland's high schools.
Mayor Jean Quan greets acting superintendent Dr. Gary Yee before the unveiling of the plaque in honor of Caroline Chin Yee.

School building dedicated to longtime elementary educator

Caroline Chin Yee, a veteran Oakland educator who died earlier this year, was honored with Wednesday's dedication of an education annex at the school she attended as a child and served as principal.

OUSD school closures vote Wed follows years of creating small schools, then having to pay for them

The Oakland Unified School District's controversial proposal to close five elementary schools this fall, and more in coming years, follows a multi-year program of encouraging small small schools--subdividing bigger facilities into multiple smaller ones, each...
Superintendent Tony Smith listens as a member of the public speaks against the OUSD police shooting of a 20-year-old man on Saturday.

School board hears grief over shooting, examines budget

Teachers in Oakland can expect a 2 percent raise next year, but that was the only positive budget news from Wednesday night’s school board meeting. The district is expecting to lose more of its state...

Early returns suggest Measure L short of required votes

Measure L, the $195 parcel tax that would have raise money for teacher salary increases, was receiving 58 percent approval in early returns tonight, with just over 10 percent of precincts reporting. But that fell...