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Backroom Benefits

Some Oakland nonprofits have been meeting behind closed doors with developers and councilmembers to negotiate multimillion-dollar “community benefits packages.”
June 05, 2017

A Clash of Allegiance

The Alameda school district plans to sue two charter schools, because they ousted a district appointee to their board of directors.
April 26, 2017

One Size Fits All?

Students usually don’t decide on an academic major until college, but Oakland public schools plan to make every kid select a career path by the 10th grade.
February 17, 2017

2016 East Bay Person of the Year: Janet Napolitano

In dealing decisively with campus leadership scandals, budget battles, and sexual harassment cases, Janet Napolitano has become the most effective UC president in recent memory.
December 27, 2016

Paying for College? Here Are Five Steps to Remember

These days, tuition is daunting. So we talked to experts who will help you avoid going into serious debt.
August 31, 2016

UC Berkeley Expands Its Commitment to Flexible Learning Environments

Cal continues offer more online courses, including those for graduate students and for postgrads.
August 31, 2016

Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

An increasing number of African-American families say traditional schools have failed them.
August 30, 2016

Taking Berkeley Public Schools to the Next Level

For Superintendent Donald Evans, it's all about energy and resilience.
August 29, 2016

East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?
May 30, 2016

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.
May 27, 2016