Month: February 2015

Oakland School District Leaders Earn Top Salaries

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Labor By Ken Epstein Teachers and others in the school community are complaining that Oakland Unified School…

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Our Schools Need Latino Teachers

Posted in Arts and Culture, Commentary, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Immigrant Rights, Labor By Francisco Ortiz, Kimberly Mayfield Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein Marisol, a…

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Does Oakland Unified Want Input or a Rubber Stamp on School Headquarters Development?

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Labor Oakland Unified’s headquarters at 1025 Second Ave. By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District has…

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Construction Chief Tim White Pushed Out of Oakland Unified

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Labor Interim Replacement Heads Company Found Guilty of Bribery in Three School Districts By Ken Epstein The…

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Campaign to Save Chabot Space & Science Center’s Planetarium Projector

Students visit Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. The Eastbay Astronomical Society is launching a program…

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Berkeley City Council Approves Investigation of December Protests, Bans Tear Gas, Baton Strikes

Posted in Berkeley, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Police-Public Safety By Judith Scherr Two months after Berkeley police injured peaceful protesters with batons,…

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Debate Heating Up Over Future of Five Oakland Public Schools – Superintendent Walks Out of Board Meeting

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Labor, Responsive Government By Ken A. Epstein A disagreement has broken out between Supt. Antwan Wilson and…

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Black Futures Month: The Need for Black Teachers

By Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein American schools need Black teachers. There is considerable documented evidence…

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Residents Want Port of Oakland to Negotiate Development Project’s Impacts

Posted in Army Base Jobs, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Equal Rights/Equity, Health, Labor, Oakland Job Programs By Ken Epstein The future of Oakland as a conduit…

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Coliseum City: What Are the Benefits for East Oakland Residents?

Posted in Coliseum City, Economic Development, Environment, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Health, Housing/Foreclosures, LGBT, Oakland Job Programs, Politics, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein A number of community members spoke at…

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