Oakland School District Painter Keeps Learning On Track With Over 2,000 Colors; Recognized For Job Well Done Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions by the California Department of Education.
Oakland School District Releases 2nd Video Of Attack On Boy In WheelchairThe 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.
ACLU: Oakland's Black Youths Arrested At Disproportionate RatesAfrican 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.
Study Finds Cutting High School Dropout Rate Could Create Health Care Cost SavingsA 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 To See Increase In State FundingSome 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.
17-Year-Old Shot Near High School In Oakland, Expected To SurviveA 17-year-old Oakland boy was shot in the leg in front of his high school Thursday afternoon, police said.
Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland SchoolsBy 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.
Oakland Unified School District Receives Multi-Million Dollar Federal GrantThe district had to come up with 15% in matching funds in order to secure the grant.
Oakland Weighs Options Ahead Of School Closure DecisionParents 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.
Oakland School Year Begins With Lockdowns Two Days In A RowCriminal activity near three different Oakland schools prompted lockdowns two days in a row just as the new school starts.
New Report of Sexual Incident At Oakland Elementary SchoolThree 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.