Education/Schools/Youth

Community Rallies to Stop State Bill That Would Require School Closures

By Ken Epstein Local residents are scrambling to oppose a state bill  that they recently found out…

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City Auditor Says Mayor Schaaf Misused City Money and Resources to Fund Oakland Promise

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Oakland Promise Investigation reveals nonprofit received free office space and over $700,000 in city funds to pay…

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Parents, Teachers Shut Down School Board Meeting, Protesting School Closures, Arrests

By Ken Epstein In ongoing protests, parents and teachers, including members of the Oakland Not for Sale…

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Teachers’ Union Says School District Not Honoring Labor Agreement Reached in Strike

School closures, health care coverage, student support staff are key issues By Ken Epstein The Oakland teachers’ union,…

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School Board Moves Meetings to Private Room, Excluding Public

By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), responding to ongoing parent and teacher protests against…

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Post Salon Backs Call on State Officials to Investigate and Remove FCMAT

By Ken Epstein The Oakland Post Community Assembly, along with parents and teachers in the Oakland Not…

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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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Former OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson Overspent Budget for Administrators as Much as 100 Percent

By Ken Epstein As the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) struggles to maintain financial solvency – cutting…

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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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Mayor Created Oakland Promise by Approving Resolution While City Council Was on Summer Break

City Attorney memorandum says city rules “prohibit the mayor from approving ordinances during council’s annual recess” By…

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