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Education

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.

Bridging Tech’s Diversity Gap

Learners Guild reboots technology education with a new model.

Throwing Sticks in the Woods

Oakland-based Bay Area Wilderness Training trains teachers to bring their students outdoors.

What’s Worse than Finals? The Lack of Housing

When it comes to housing its students, UC Berkeley is anything but the University of California’s crown jewel.

The Great School Scramble

After Lum Elementary closed in June because of earthquake risks, Alameda parents have been hustling to find new schools for their kids this fall.

Finally, Some Stability

Oakland’s new schools superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, a city native, hopes to bring an end to the revolving door of district leaders.

School Days

What’s the biggest challenge teachers face today?