On Wednesday, nearly a year after the Oakland Unified School District board voted to close, consolidate, and downsize 11 schools over two years, the newly formed board reversed the decision. The move will allow five elementary schools that were slated for closure this year to remain open.
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The federal Department of Transportation did not award Oakland a grant that the city had identified as a potential key funding source for the A's proposed Howard Terminal development and ballpark
From the start of the Oakland Athletics’ years-long quest to build a new ballpark in the city, residents and officials wanted to know: How much will this project cost taxpayers?
On the first day of school in the Oakland Unified School District, teacher Craig Gordon could not access his district email nor the substitute system, after having worked in the school district as a teacher for 24 years and substitute for eight years.
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The $279.5 million may not technically be a gift of public funds to a private developer, but it certainly smells like one.
At the first school board meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, community members demanded accountability and an investigation from district leadership over an altercation at Parker K-8 last week that left several people injured.
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Since March, two San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development District [SFBCDC] Commissioners have received thousands of dollars in contributions for their respective political campaigns from unions that have publicly advocated for the Athletics Investment Group's Howard Terminal ballpark project.
SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin talks about life as a full time organizer with the community occupation of Parker Elementary School in East Oakland.
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Friday's labor action — the second teachers' strike in just three years — comes in response to the district's decision to close seven of its small schools and merge or shrink four others over the next two years as part of a cost-savings measure.
Phot by: Beth LaBerge