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Oakland Unified School District

Marcus Board, a grounds painter at Oakland Unified School District received a top employee of the year award. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Oakland School District Painter Keeps Learning On Track With Over 2,000 Colors; Recognized For Job Well Done

Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions by the California Department of Education.

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Oakland School Security Guard Accused Of Assaulting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor

Oakland School District Releases 2nd Video Of Attack On Boy In Wheelchair

The video released Tuesday by Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint appears to show two guards pushing 17-year-old Francisco Martinez out of his wheelchair before one guard kicks Martinez in the head.

06/03/2014

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Woman Accused Of Hammer Attack On 9-Year-Old Girl In Oakland School Faces Sexual Assault Charges

A woman accused of attacking a 9-year-old girl with a hammer at a West Oakland school last week was charged Tuesday with sexual assault offenses related to the case, an Alameda County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said.

06/03/2014

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Police Officer Patrolling Oakland School Following Hammer Attack On Student

A police officer is stationed at a West Oakland elementary school today as a precautionary measure in the wake of a hammer attack on a 9-year-old girl at the school on Friday.

06/02/2014

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Mother Accused Of Hammer Attack On 3rd-Grade Girl In Oakland School Restroom

A mother was arrested Friday after she allegedly assaulted a 9-year-old girl with a hammer Friday morning at an Oakland elementary school.

05/30/2014

Oakland School Security Guard Accused Of Assaulting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor

Oakland Students Voice Support For Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair

A group of students at a high school in Oakland are voicing support for a security guard who was recently fired for hitting a student in a wheelchair, in an incident caught on camera.

05/30/2014

A fourth-grade student works on homework.   (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

District Could Shutter Oakland’s Oldest Charter School Due To Declining Enrollment

The Oakland Unified School District board is expected to make a decision Wednesday on whether or not to close E.C. Reems Academy; the oldest charter school in the city.

05/28/2014

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Phil Matier: Is Oakland Being Overrun With Charter Schools?

An Oakland Unified School District board member has vowed to vote against any new charter schools despite the fact that, technically, she’s unable to.

11/19/2013

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ACLU: Oakland’s Black Youths Arrested At Disproportionate Rates

African American boys are arrested in Oakland more often and for minor offenses compared to other racial groups according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.

08/28/2013

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Former Cal Football Star, Oakland School Kids Team Up To Fight Truancy

Oakland Unified School District has a creative new campaign aimed at getting kids to stay in class, and they are getting a little help from a famous alum to help carry them over the goal line.

08/08/2013

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