Oakland Unified School District
A lockdown at an East Oakland campus that was prompted by a police search for a suspect has been lifted, an Oakland Unified School District spokesman said Thursday afternoon.
This year’s graduating class posted the highest pass rate on the state’s High School Exit Exam, with Bay Area districts seeing improvement.
Police cleared a sit-in protest Tuesday that has been under way for 17 days at an Oakland elementary school.
Oakland school district police came to Lakeview Elementary School again Tuesday to monitor demonstrators who have been camping out there since Friday to protest the closure of Lakeview and four other elementary schools.
One man was proud to be there with his wife and three children – sleeping in tents on the school courtyard for the past few days.
On Friday, classes at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland were dismissed for the last time ever. But protests over the closure of the small school, along with four others, showed no sign of letting up.
By middle school, more than half of the black students enrolled in the Oakland Unified School District show signs of dropping out of school, according to studies released Tuesday. The signs include chronic absenteeism and suspension.
A young boy at an East Oakland afterschool center’s playground was pricked by a discarded syringe last week. His parents took him to the hospital for treatment to prevent possible infection.
Raiders CEO Amy Trask said the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District.
Some Oakland parents angry the school district wants to lease some of the elementary schools slated for closure were arrested after a tense school board meeting went into recess.