Tag Archives: Oakland High School

A Lovely Day

A Lovely Day: A new documentary highlights Hip-Hop therapy in local high schools

In 2009, Tomás Alvarez III sat at his desk as a group of nine teenagers filed into his classroom at Oakland High School. This was the fifth year of his Beats, Rhymes and Life program,...

Banned books on display and up for debate at Oakland stores and libraries

Over the past year, according to the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, 46 books have been "banned" in the United States—taken off school and main library shelves, removed as "inappropriate" from class reading lists, attacked by...

At OUSD school board meeting, parents and students rallied against proposed school closures

An emotional Oakland Unified School District board meeting that attracted hundreds of agitated parents and children went on until nearly midnight, though the board took no action in its controversial plan to close or consolidate...

Oakland school board to review school closures list, terms better defined

The preliminary list of OUSD schools recommended for closure three weeks has changed. Now five elementary schools are recommended for closure while two others are being proposed for "quality expansion."

Students learn about historically black colleges at recruitment fair at Laney

Representatives from over 40 historically black colleges admissions offices met with Bay Area high school students at Laney College in downtown Oakland for the Third Annual Historically Black College Recruitment Fair.

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...
Tech players

Tech Bulldogs fall to Fremont in league play

Led by running back Jordan Sanford’s four touchdowns, the Fremont Tigers took down the Tech Bulldogs, 26-7, in opening weekend Oakland Athletic League (OAL) football action this past Saturday at Curt Flood Field.