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Oaklanders Learn Reading at the Laundromat

The Oakland Public Library’s Wash and Read program puts books into the hands of kids and adults doing their laundry at Family Laundry.
November 13, 2019

Salesforce Support Brings Positive Changes to OUSD

The district is getting $8.7 million this year for Oakland middle schools.
November 11, 2019

Krystell Guzman Uses Spanish Immersion to Empower Latina Immigrants

The entrepreneur has expanded her Spanish immersion preschool, La Plazita, to include after-school programs and camps, creating leaders and managers along the way.
October 04, 2019

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