Mayor hires David Silver, the city’s new education czar, to shoulder the responsibility of the Oakland Promise, an ambitious new program to assure every child an opportunity to go to college.
The latest service project of a book-reading, cocktail-loving women’s club puts books into the hands of boys via the Black Sheep barbershop to improve literacy rates.
Deborah Kong, the president of an Oakland nonprofit educational policy advocacy group, says kids, regardless of income, need quality child care, preschool, and improved parental and teacher engagement for success.
Bay Area youth athletes are adding gold shoelaces to their athletic shoes to help raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.
Laurie Pitman of Arts for Oakland Kids wants you to know why arts education in public schools is such a good thing.
It’s still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University and Cal State East Bay are looking for diversity.
Shop class is anything but boring these days with high-tech shop studios equipped with 3-D milling machines, laser cutters, and computers the stuff of shop teachers’ dreams.
Oakland High friends don heels, form-fitting dresses, and tuxedos for senior prom night.
A pro can help high school seniors find the perfect fit for college, but it can cost a lot. Are students who complete the application process on their own at a disadvantage?
The East Bay is a melting pot that enthusiastically embraces culinary tricks from afar as well as cutting-edge nutritional ideas that can add excitement to the mundane notion of nourishment. This month’s guide rounds up impressive places for creative cooking and overall food craft in the form of classes, workshops, and demonstrations.