Month: January 2019

Memorial for Street Academy Principal Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams Myrick

As the school’s leader, she helped raise generations of students for 40 years Patricia Williams Myrick (right)…

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Sick Outs and Solidarity Schools: Oakland Teachers Prepare for Possible Strike

By Zack Haber Pressure is mounting as Oakland teachers and their supporters push for decreased class sizes,…

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Opinion: We Need to Stand for Leonard Powell

Posted in Berkeley, Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Probate court reform, Responsive Government  Court Hearing Jan. 29 for Veteran Fighting to Keep City from…

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Parents Ask: “Who’s Behind Roots School Closure?”

“Who are really the key players here. It appears board members don’t have any control,” said a…

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Oakland May Name Road in Honor of Oscar Grant

Posted in Against White Supremacy, Community, Desley Brooks, History and remembering, Police-Public Safety, Racial profiling, Rebecca Kaplan Community leaders join together to endorse naming road…

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Teachers Demand State Increase School Funding

“The state owes OUSD – I stand in solidarity with you,” said Senator Nancy Skinner By Zack…

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Roots’ Families Tell School Board, ‘Don’t Close Our School’

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“Restore Our Rights” – End Disenfranchisement of Californians with Felony Convictions

Posted in Elections & Voting Rights, Equal Rights/Equity, Mass incarceration, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, voting rights Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is hosting…

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Opinion: We Must Reduce Gentrification in Our Classrooms

By Alexandra Mejia Gentrification of Oakland leaves many of us with empty pockets and anxiety about a…

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School District Considers Sharing Individual Student Data with Charter Industry Company

By Ken Epstein Oakland public school par­ents were shocked to learn this week that the school district…

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