Intel has pledged $5 million over the next five years to create a pilot project Oakland schools that will produce hundreds of computer scientists.
The Oakland Raiders opened their doors Tuesday to a young, multi-talented genius. He is not their latest draft pick, but an Ivy League-bound teenager who has taken the country by storm with his academic success.
OUSD is the only school district in Northern California to receive such a grant, from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
Introducing kids to “what engineers do” has been Parker Merrill’s passion for over 25 years. In 1986, he and a fellow teacher started the Engineering Academy at Oakland Tech.
A man who has volunteered his time for the last 50 years to teach piano in Oakland schools received quite an honor Tuesday.