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State Control Over the Oakland Unified School District, Neoliberalism, Austerity, School Closures and the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT)

Oakland’s state overseers (L to R): California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Nick Schweizer, Trustee Chris Learned,…

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Commentary: Data Points and Dollar Signs: Roots, School Closure, and the New “Demand Rate” Metric

Roots International Academy in East Oaklad By Jane Nylund  Ultimately, the growth of charters will be fundamentally…

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Oakland Natives Give Back at “Attend and Achieve” Back-to-School Event

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth Attend-and-Achieve event on Saturday, Sept. 23. Photos by Laura Wong By Carla Thomas An Attend and…

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Oakland Teachers take on The State

Standing behind the scenes of the battle between Oakland’s school district and its 3,000 teachers are State…

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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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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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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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Health Advocate Margaret Gordon Receives West Oakland Health Trailblazer Award

Posted in coal dispute, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Equal Rights/Equity, Health, Oakland Job Programs, Responsive Government West Oakland Health is honoring Margaret Gordon, co-director of the…

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Oakland Race & Equity Dept. Report Calls for End to Systemic Racial Disparities

Affordable housing protest at Oakland City Hall By Ken Epstein City Councilmembers  this week took the “first step”…

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Report: Oakland Can House 2,000 Homeless People in 6 Months “If Political Will Exists”

Real number of homeless in Oakland is over 9,000 A number of Oakland groups released a “Community-Based…

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