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Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

College Prep’s STOak Program Takes Learning Beyond the Classroom

It pairs students with nonprofits dedicated to the issues and causes the students care about.
January 14, 2019

East Bay High School Teacher Excels With ASL

Michele Lamons-Raiford believes that the exposure her students have to deaf culture in her classes is one of the lasting benefits.
December 6, 2018

Should Oakland Schools Finally Try to Integrate?

OUSD, like the city itself, is highly segregated. But unlike Berkeley, Oakland has never attempted to desegregate its public schools.
December 4, 2018

Teacher Corey Mason Advocates for Social Change

The El Cerrito High School instructor uses his classroom and the school’s radio station to effect social change.
November 8, 2018

RYSE Center Boosts Youth Toward Success

The Richmond center is changing the futures of many young people of color.
November 6, 2018

Cashing in on Education

California’s school bond system is dominated by well-funded private interests and plagued by a lack of oversight.
November 5, 2018

Using the Power of Hip-Hop

Oakland nonprofit Today’s Future Sound uses beat making to empower kids, veterans, and others.
October 5, 2018

A New High School Offers an Affordable Education for East Bay Kids

Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood provides tuition on a sliding scale and valuable work experience.
September 24, 2018

Learn the Craft of Sewing at Apparel Arts

The downtown Oakland program provides a rigorous level of instruction in a curriculum that’s self-paced.
September 21, 2018