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Education

Oakland mayor announces college fund for low-income students

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Thursday an ambitious effort to triple the number of low-income college graduates coming out of the city’s public schools. Speaking at a ceremony at Oakland High School attended by several hundred students and community members…

SF public schools modify services for English learners

The U.S. Justice Department and plaintiffs in a 45-year-old school discrimination case asked a federal judge Wednesday to approve a modified agreement for services to English learners in San Francisco schools. The proposed modified consent decree was submitted in a…

Oakland school district, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached for a new contract for Oakland public school teachers, an Oakland Unified School District spokesman said Thursday. District spokesman Troy Flint said:
“The key word is tentative.”
Negotiators for the school district and the…

Intel to spend $5 million on computer science education in Oakland schools

Intel and the Oakland Unified School District are entering into a memorandum of understanding in which the technology company will spend $5 million over the next five years to expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district. The agreement,…

Heald College students shocked by school’s sudden closure

Less than two weeks after a $30 million fine was levied by the federal government on for-profit college franchise Corinthian Colleges Inc., the company’s 28 campuses, including Heald College in San Francisco, suddenly and permanently closed their doors Monday, leaving…

Sonoma County to receive $2.1M grant to keep kids in school

The Sonoma County Probation Department will receive $2.1 million over three years to help keep children in school, county officials said. The money will come from a Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant, which will provide $715,000 annually to fund…

 

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