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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.

Teachers Deserve Better Salaries

Educators speak out on Alameda’s poorly paid teachers.

Immersing in Emeryville

The East Bay German International School appears to be thriving in its new location.

Trying to Avoid the Contact High

Alameda school board members and parents were influential in convincing the city to scale back its plan to legalize cannabis.

The Right to Read

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

Helping Kids Tame Their Inner Dragons

Alameda schools are turning to socio-emotional learning techniques to help students manage anger and emotions.

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.

The Spanish Teaching Shortage

In Oakland, where the shortage of language instructors is particularly acute, the school district has been recruiting teachers from Mexico and Spain.

Teaching Environmental Literacy

California has launched a movement to help students understand climate change and human impacts on water and ecological systems.

School in Early August?

Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don’t like it.