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Crisis at Sheffield Village Preschool

After Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department fired both teachers at a small preschool, most parents pulled their kids out. Now the teachers are suing.
June 6, 2018

Charter Schools Checked in Richmond

The city council enacted a moratorium on charters in industrial zones, and the school district alleges that one charter-school chain is violating local, state, and federal codes.
May 23, 2018

Relieving Student Anxiety and Stress

Many high-performing schools, including The College Preparatory School in Oakland, are helping students unwind from the rigors of academics and the pressures of teen life.
April 4, 2018

Fun First, Learning Second

STEM educational camps offer summer school without pressure — no homework, no tests.
March 27, 2018

The Kilduff Files: Santiago Rizzo Has Made an Authentic Film About Coming of Age in Berkeley

It’s also won awards. But will any movie studios distribute it?
February 5, 2018

What Ever Happened to the Rotary Nature Center?

The storied center of Lake Merritt’s wildlife refuge closed for refurbishing last year. And it remains shuttered, raising doubts about its future.
January 31, 2018

Immersing in Emeryville

The East Bay German International School appears to be thriving in its new location.
January 24, 2018

The Right to Read

Alameda County’s Write to Read program has surprising results for incarcerated male teens at Camp Sweeney.
December 27, 2017

Closing the Books

For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.
December 21, 2017

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.
November 13, 2017