The video released Tuesday by Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint appears to show two guards pushing 17-year-old Francisco Martinez out of his wheelchair before one guard kicks Martinez in the head.
African American boys are arrested in Oakland more often and for minor offenses compared to other racial groups according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.
A new study finds cutting California’s high school drop out rate could save the state billions in public health care costs.
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.
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.