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Principal Betlach leads a staff meeting at Elmhurst Community Prep.

As schools struggle with turnover, an East Oakland middle school keeps its teachers

“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
Gregory Lewis holds up a childhood photograph of himself campaigning for Bobby Seale. Lewis, who now works as a lawyer in downtown Oakland, attributes the Oakland Community School with much of his success.

At historic Black Panthers school, Black teachers were key to student success

In 1973, the Black Panther Party opened an elementary school in an old church on International Boulevard. At its peak, The Oakland Community School (OCS) served around 160 students, and relied on a combination of...

Recruitment fair hopes to engage new teachers, addressing Oakland teacher shortage

On Wednesday night, community members interested in teaching in Oakland attended a recruiting event hosted by non-profits Educate 78, Education for Change and the Oakland Unified School District.
Oakland City Dist. 2 Council member Pat Kernighan speaking to the school board on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Nausheen Husain)

Complaints from Crocker parents heard at school board meeting

Parents from Crocker Highlands Elementary School shared concerns about the state of their children’s school Wednesday night at the Oakland Unified School District’s fifth board meeting of the year.
Joe Hudson, Program Manager for Region 4 After-school Programs for the Alameda County Office of Education and one of the "Bridging the Bay" After School Program Conference visionaries.

“Bridging the Bay” conference teaches the benefits of after-school programs

Hundreds of after-school program coordinators and instructors from seven Bay Area counties gathered Friday and Saturday at Oakland Technical High School for a conference focused on improving the quality and range of regional after-school programs.
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...