Education/Schools/Youth

School Board Votes to Close Kaiser Elementary School

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Fiscal Crisis Management & Assistance Team (FCMAT), Gentrification, School closures By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)…

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Questions about Oakland Promise: If it wasn’t a nonprofit, what was it? What happened to the money for scholarships for kids?

By Ken Epstein Questions continue to surface about the organization and accountability of “The Oakland Promise,” Mayor…

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Parents Push Back Against School District Plan to Close and Merge Schools

Kaiser Elementary School parents meet with school district administrator about school closing, Photo by Ken Epstein. By…

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Community Raises Questions Over City Funds, Staff Given to Mayor Schaaf’s Favored Education Nonprofit

By Ken EpsteinQuestions are being raised by members of the community whether city staff, funds and resources…

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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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School District Prepares for Second Round of School Closures

The district also is beginning the process of selling or leasing school properties. By Ken Epstein The…

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District Is Dismantling West Oakland Public Schools ‘Piece by Piece,’ Says Coach Tapscott

Ben “Coach” Tapscott By Ken Epstein The future of West Oakland Middle School (WOMS) – the only…

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State Overseers Say They Have Not Yet Approved Oakland Teachers’ Contract

District has $72 million in unspent funds for low-income and special needs students Oakland teachers’ strike last…

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State Representatives – FCMAT and the County – Drive Budget Cuts, Not the Teachers Strike

Oakland teachers recent seven-day strike challenged the school board’s decision to close schools and slash educational programs….

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School District Dismantles Oversight of Low-Income Student Programs

By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District is dismantling its Department of State & Federal Programs—eliminating…

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