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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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Bernie Sanders Stands With Oakland City Workers

Posted in Elections 2020, Labor By Post Staff Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted his support for City of Oakland…

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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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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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Big Win in Sacramento for Anti Rent-Gouging and Eviction Protections

Posted in Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Responsive Government Tenant leaders of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) and other organizing…

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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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Actor Danny Glover Joins Kaiser Permanente Workers to Protest as Strike Nears

Posted in Health, Labor Hospital workers block street on Labor Day,, Sept.2., at Kaiser headquarters in Oakland, protesting as strike…

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