Tag Archives: Oakland Technical High School

Men’s volleyball surges into Oakland high school programs

The Oakland Athletic League established men’s volleyball as a California Interscholastic Federation sport three years ago. Oakland High School, Oakland Technical High School, and Skyline High School are the first schools within the league to...
Audience members watch the debate.

Oakland students debate proposed tax on sugary beverages

Two weeks before November’s national election, two Bay Area Urban Debate League members debated a hot local ballot measure in downtown Oakland. Megan Ma and Aiden Koontz, both Oakland Tech High School students, took the...
While the FAIR Act mandates schools in California to update their curriculum, the state didn't give schools resources or funds to buy new textbooks or other resources.

Oakland schools make LGBTQ representation a priority in history curriculums

California’s FAIR Act is an attempt to diversify history curriculum—specifically, to represent in history lessons people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and people with disabilities. The FAIR Education Act, or SB 48, went...
Teams at OHacks brainstorm in the morning period of the day.

High school students gain computer science skills at Oakland Hacks

Oakland Hacks, or OHacks for short, is the first hackathon run by high school students in Oakland. A hackathon is an event at which people come together to create something through computer programming, from apps...
Video produced by Katherine Rose and Erika Alvero

Oakland school district approves new kitchen to create fresher meals

The school district’s recently-approved Central Kitchen, Instructional Farm and Education Center Project is an effort to improve the quality of school meals in Oakland by creating a modern facility equipped to prepare thousands of nutritious...
Oakland Technical High School was established at its current location at 42nd Street and Broadway in 1915.

Oakland Tech celebrates centennial

This year, Oakland Tech turned 100, and its alums have planned a celebration lasting an entire year. The Centennial Celebration, organized by staff, students and alumni, included a gala over Memorial Day weekend, a talent...

Oakland high school test scores lag behind state

Oakland's high school test scores lag behind statewide averages in English language arts and math, despite a broad push toward better preparation. Join the discussion on how to interpret standardized test results.
Martel Price listens to students from his leadership class.

One Oakland teacher’s lesson on discipline

Price has a special vantage point on the Resolution Plan, given the fact that he was once a disobedient student, and now sometimes works with students with behavioral issues. He’s a little ambivalent, he said—because...

After school camp shut-down, Lakeview supporters march to superintendent’s house

On Wednesday evening, a crowd of nearly 150 people, many of them parents, kids, and Occupy Oakland protesters, gathered on the concrete steps of Lakeview Elementary School hours after their two-week-old tent city was raided...

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...
Young People's Concerts ft. Dawn Harms

Oakland East Bay Symphony violinist and comedian Dawn Harms performs for elementary school kids

With a wag of her tail feather, Oakland East Bay Symphony violinist and stand-up comedian Dawn Harms wooed the crowd of elementary school students at Oakland Technical High School on October 20th as part of...
Oakland students take a diagnostic test for the 10-week SAT preparatory course at Oakland Technical High School.

Oakland Tech hosts SAT prep class for students

The sounds of nail biting, pencil tapping and head scratching filled the hot Oakland Tech high school classroom on Monday after school as students filled in the bubbles on their test answer sheets. While many...

High-school students celebrated for work in the biotech industry

Ever want to learn about the cellulolysis processes or why karyokinesis and cytokinesis happen in the fourth phase of cell division? Just ask one of the 22 students at Oakland Technical High School and Berkeley...