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Partners Is Not Your Ordinary Summer School

The mentoring program based at College Preparatory School empowers, motivates, and inspires its participating middle school students.
September 12, 2019

Dreaming of the Arts

Step It Up expands arts access to Oakland School of the Arts aspirants.
September 05, 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

Merritt College Is Training the Next Generation of Naturalists

The Oakland community college has a new program for park rangers, interpretative guides, urban farmers, environmental consultants, park managers, and more, and seeks to attract people of color.
April 02, 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

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 06, 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 04, 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 08, 2018

RYSE Center Boosts Youth Toward Success

The Richmond center is changing the futures of many young people of color.
November 06, 2018