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Ashley Chu Wins $40K From Amazon

The Alameda High School senior plans to major in computer science at UC Berkeley and is doing her part to bring more women into technology.
June 10, 2019

What’s Next for Alameda Schools?

A more activist school board with interest in managing the district’s business says so long to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.
June 5, 2019

Affordable SAT Prep for All

Khan Academy partners with College Board to close the opportunity gap on standardized college test preparation.
May 15, 2019

Photography and Writing Project Recognizes Alameda Teachers

Photographer Anne Kohler and sophomore Joy Diamond team up for Teachers of Alameda, an essay and social media project to support and advocate for Island teachers.
February 13, 2019

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

The Bay Area Music Program Soars at Maya Lin

It’s grown from a tiny choral program to a major musical ensemble and continues to expand.
December 17, 2018

Will Alameda Consolidate Its Two High Schools?

A discussion about consolidating Alameda and Encinal high schools has revived old questions of inequity in the Island’s school system.
December 5, 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