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News & Politics

Support Oakland Unified School District Kids

The Glenview Neighborhood Association recommends support for Equity Allies/the Equity Fund for OUSD.
January 17, 2020

Can Straw Bale Buildings Help the Planet?

The materials may be cheaper, more sustainable, and better for the environment, but for now, but until stigma subsides and natural building scales up, this ancient building method is mired in the mud.
January 15, 2020

Classrooms Head Into the Woods

Twenty-first century parents embrace the 19th-century idea of the forest school.
January 09, 2020

Outside School Uses Nature as the Classroom

On a typical day at Outside School, everyone meets in the parking lot at Alvarado Park then the class members hike and play observing the abundant wildlife until snack/storybook time. Adventuring continues until lunch at noon, with more stories, and, for the older kids, journaling.
January 09, 2020

Neptune Nature School Is a Coastal Classroom in Alameda

Teachers Barbara Bick and Dan Burr created Neptune Nature School, which adheres to a forest school philosophy, after an Alameda preschool closed its doors mid-season.
January 09, 2020

More Demand for the East Bay

Our neighbors to the west and south are learning the Inner East Bay is a great place to live.
January 07, 2020

The Practice Space helps people of all ages find their voices.

Educator and ethnographer AnnMarie Baines founded The Practice Space so people can learn to speak publicly effectively and be heard.
January 06, 2020

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Now Open for Bikes and Pedestrian Traffic

A long-awaited link from the East Bay to Marin County became a reality this fall, allowing bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. Fans better use the pathway — or else.
January 06, 2020

Oak Knoll Controversy Surfaces

As the multiuse project slowly takes shape, unknown plans over affordable housing slated for a contiguous 5-acre property, the Barcelona Parcel, has neighbors concerned.
January 03, 2020

Blue Shield of California Launches BlueSky

Blue Shield of California launches BlueSky, a statewide multiyear initiative for improved mental health for students.
January 01, 2020

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