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Oakland Unified School District

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

School Lockdown Lifted After Oakland Suspect Search

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.


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Bay Area Students Improve On High School Exit Exam, Scores Up Statewide

This year’s graduating class posted the highest pass rate on the state’s High School Exit Exam, with Bay Area districts seeing improvement.


Parents and teachers occupy Lakeview Elementary in Oakland to protest the planned closure of five Oakland campuses.

2 Arrested In Raid On Oakland School Closure Protest

Police cleared a sit-in protest Tuesday that has been under way for 17 days at an Oakland elementary school.


Parents who have been camping out at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland talk to the media about their opposition to school closures. (CBS)

Police Officers Monitor Oakland School Closure Protest

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.


Parents who have been camping out at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland talk to the media about their opposition to school closures. (CBS)

Parents, Teachers ‘Occupy’ Oakland School To Protest Closures

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.



Parents Upset Over Oakland School Closures Protest On Final Day

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.



Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland Schools

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 7-year-old boy was pricked by a discarded syringe at Highland Child Development Center in Oakland on April 25, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Boy Tested After Pricking Finger On Used Syringe

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.


Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders

Raiders Donating Part Of Ticket Proceeds To Help Oakland Schools

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.


School closure protests at an Oakland School Board meeting. (CBS)

Parents Arrested During Emotional Oakland School Board Meeting

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.