The idea behind the concept of “mutual matching” is to find the best fit between a teacher and the school community in which they work. That concept is on the bargaining table now in discussions between the officials from the Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Education Association, as they discuss a proposal that would change the way teachers are assigned to schools in the district.

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The 'Yes on L' campaign has taken root in Oakland, but the teachers' union is remaining neutral.

In Oakland, the school district had to cut $122 million from its budget this year, and teachers have not gotten a raise in nearly a decade. Some folks are trying to change that. They’ve put a measure on the ballot that would create a 54-cent per day property tax to raise teachers’ salaries. To learn more about how the measure would work and what the benefits to Oakland students might be, Lillian Mongeau caught up with one of the measure’s biggest champions, Jonathan Klein of Great Oakland Public Schools.

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As the election approaches, it’s important to know about the candidates and where they stand.  Great Oakland Public Schools, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Oakland children, has posted a Video Voter Guide detailing positions of the four candidates for Oakland school board.  The four are campaigning for three seats (two unopposed and one contested).…

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In preparation of the Nov. 2 election, Great Oakland Public Schools–a nonprofit social welfare organization–is offering a mayoral voter guide on its website to showcase each candidate’s stance on various education issues.  The information is offered in the form of individual video interviews with the candidates, who were asked what their thoughts were on issues such…

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