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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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Council Adopts Kaplan’s $3.2 Billion Budget

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Business, Economic Development, Gentrification, Health, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Illegal dumping, Immigrant Rights, Labor, LGBT, Libby Schaaf, Oakland Job Programs, Police-Public Safety, Politics, Racial profiling, Rebecca Kaplan, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Responsive Government, Restorative Justice Bas…

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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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Schaaf Administration Accused of ‘Hamstringing’ Police Commission

Posted in Police-Public Safety Members of the Oakland Police Commission seek the City Council’s help to overcome obstacles that…

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Rep. Maxine Waters’ Delegation Visits Haiti to Investigate Reports of Terrorism

Posted in Global solidarity, World News Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ delegation to Haiti visits the hospital under construction at the University…

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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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Who Controls the Fate of Oakland Schools?

In the years-long power struggle between the State and OUSD, the State has now gained more authority,…

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Oakland Leaders Celebrate César Chávez’s Legacy

Posted in History and remembering District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas honors leaders of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)…

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