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Oakland Unified School District

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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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Study Finds Cutting High School Dropout Rate Could Create Health Care Cost Savings

A new study finds cutting California’s high school drop out rate could save the state billions in public health care costs.

07/11/2013

Police at the site of a standoff with a burglary suspect on the 700 block of Adeline St. in Oakland, June 21, 2013. (CBS)

Burglary Suspect Surrenders Following Hours-Long Standoff In Oakland

A burglary suspect who barricaded himself in a West Oakland home for about four hours Friday has surrendered, police said.

06/21/2013

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Some Bay Area School Districts To See Increase In State Funding

Some Bay Area school districts will see significant increases in state funding now that the legislature has passed a budget. The only thing they need is Governor Brown’s signature.

06/18/2013

OXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: First year student Tom Partington peruses the books in Blackwell bookshop as Oxford University commences its academic year on October 8, 2009 in Oxford, England. Oxford University has a student population in excess of 20,000 taken from over 140 countries around the world. The University is made up of 38 independent, self-governing colleges, three of which: University College, Balliol College, and Merton College, were established by the 13th century. According to the QS/Times Higher Education rankings, Oxford has slipped down the international league table from fourth to a joint fifth place with Imperial College London. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oakland Kicks Off Campaign To Improve Literacy Among Children

Mayor Jean Quan on Monday kicked off “Oakland Reads 2020,” a seven-year literacy campaign that aims to improve literacy among the city’s schoolchildren.

06/17/2013

Ronald Richardson (left) and Reginald Richardson are co-principals at Claremont Middle School in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland School Finds Success With Twin Principals

Since twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Richardson took over as co-principals at the school last year, students are never quite sure which one has an eye on them.

05/09/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Extra Resources Sent To Troubled Oakland School After Fight

The Oakland Unified School District is sending in extra resources to Alliance Academy after video surfaced of a fight between a substitute teacher and student. But some teachers told KPIX 5 the action may be too late.

04/26/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Teachers, Students Detail Troubles At Oakland Middle School

Since the beginning of the school year, the Oakland Unified School District has expelled five students from Alliance Academy and police have responded to the campus at least 13 times.

04/25/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Fight Between Oakland Middle School Girl, Teacher Caught On Video

A new video showing a teacher and student scuffling inside an Oakland classroom is just one example of the safety issues teachers face at the school, according to educators.

04/24/2013

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Oakland School Superintendent Resigns

Oakland’s school Superintendent Tony Smith announced Friday he will leave the job in June, two years before the end of his contract.

04/05/2013

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