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Education

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.

East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?

School Enrollment Shakeup

The Oakland school board is weighing a controversial plan that would make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in charter schools.

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

City Education Czar Tapped to Fulfill the Oakland Promise

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.

BookTini Brings Books to East Oakland

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.

All Children Deserve an Early Advantage

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.

Gold Shoelaces Fight Cancer

Bay Area youth athletes are adding gold shoelaces to their athletic shoes to help raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.