A 17-year-old Oakland boy was shot in the leg in front of his high school Thursday afternoon, police said.
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.
The district had to come up with 15% in matching funds in order to secure the grant.
Parents and administrators promised a robust discussion Tuesday when the Oakland school board takes public comments on its plan to close five elementary schools and expand two others.
Criminal activity near three different Oakland schools prompted lockdowns two days in a row just as the new school starts.
Three students between the ages of 8 and 10 were said to be involved in what was described as simulated sexual behavior in a campus bathroom at Hillcrest Elementary a week ago.
OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)- Many Bay Area schools are suffering from deep budget cuts, affecting everyone from teachers to janitors. But one thing that has managed to escape the budget axe in the East Bay is […]