Oakland Unified School District

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Oakland Unified Considers Building Affordable Housing For Teachers

Looking to solve their shortage of teachers, the Oakland Unified School district is looking at a plan to build its own affordable housing to attract candidates.

08/26/2015

Sankofa Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Unified Scrambles To Hire Dozens Of Teachers Before School Year Begins

Children will be filling the halls of Oakland schools next week, but will there be teachers to greet them? A shortage of teachers has administrators scrambling to fill dozens of positions in the next few days.

08/18/2015

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Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, Nonprofits

An anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.

07/15/2015

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Student Dumped From Wheelchair Files Lawsuit Against Oakland School District

An Oakland High School student who was dumped out of his wheelchair by a campus security guard last year has filed a lawsuit against the school district.

05/15/2015

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Minority Students Succeed With Help Of Mentors As Classroom Teachers

100 Black Men is a structured program which brings about a trusting relationship between organization members and youth in the community.

05/12/2015

School Beating

Oakland School Board Meeting To Address Allegations Of Students Beaten By Campus Security Guards

Students, parents and community members plan on attending Wednesday night’s Oakland school board meeting to speak out about several incidents in the past 15 months in which security guards have allegedly beaten students.

03/25/2015

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Caught On Camera: Oakland School Surveillance Video Shows Security Officers Roughing Up Student

Two school security officers have been suspended after the Oakland Unified School District’s new superintendent and police chief discovered security-camera footage showing an unprovoked attack on a high school student that was then covered up by former officials.

03/07/2015

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Teachers At 20 Oakland Public Schools Work Minimum Hours, Claim Slow Progress In Contract Talks

Teachers at about 20 Oakland public schools are working the minimum number of required hours in a labor action to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations, teacher union president Trish Gorham said Friday.

02/06/2015

Map of schools the Oakland Unified School District is looking for outside groups to take over. (CBS)

Oakland Unified Seeks Outside Groups To Take Over Several Schools

The Oakland Unified School District is looking for charter schools and other outside groups to take over the district’s most underperforming schools.

01/15/2015

Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With ‘Restorative Justice’

The Oakland Unified School District is reporting good results with a new approach to discipline. Instead of punishing students, they are forcing them to face their issues, head on.

01/14/2015

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