Oakland Unified School District's 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Festival culminates on March 7.
Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...
Oakland has joined 130 other communities nation-wide that aim to increase reading proficiency levels by 2020, its specific initiative called the Oakland Reads 2020 campaign.
The nonprofit organization, Reading Partners, provides literacy tutoring for at-need children in first through fifth grade.