January 11, 1991 |
In a protest of impending war with Iraq, the Oakland Board of Education voted 7 to 0 to stop selling names, phone numbers and addresses of high school students to military recruiters. About 30 parents, students and anti-war activists spoke Wednesday night against recruiters' repeated phone calls and letters to high school students. The Oakland Unified School District, the state's sixth largest, had sold lists for $150 to the services in a practice that is common across the state.
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June 18, 1994 |
The Board of Education has hired a consultant for a nationwide search for a new superintendent for the Orange Unified School District. Rudy Gatti, who works out of the San Francisco Bay Area, handed board members a schedule that will have finalists selected by Aug. 15, just in time for the 1994-95 school year. The 26,000-student district has been without a superintendent since April and will lose its acting superintendent at the end of June. Seven superintendents have come and gone since 1989.
August 7, 1997 |
The school superintendent whose district prompted a national debate over ebonics announced her resignation Wednesday. In a tearful news conference, Carolyn Getridge said she is leaving for a better job in the private sector, not because of past controversies. Getridge vaulted to the forefront of a national education debate last December when the Oakland school board passed a resolution recognizing "ebonics," or black English, as a separate language.
March 9, 1999 |
The Bakersfield City School District has ordered 100,000 "Dippers" from Anaheim-based Dippy Foods Inc. to rotate occasionally onto its schools' menus. The prepackaged containers of chips, cheese and salsa were a hit with children in a recent taste test, said Terie Furtney, the district's food service chief. The district likes the product because it requires no preparation and has a 60-day shelf life, which means it comes in handy in an emergency.
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October 1, 2012 |
The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow federal officials to monitor the district's efforts to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions of its African American students. The resolution, which the Oakland school board passed unanimously, closes an investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights into whether African American students were disciplined more frequently and harshly than their white classmates.
January 5, 1997 |
It's called "ebonics" now. The blues then. It's really pain. I remember coming home from kindergarten, afro blowin' in the Oakland wind, talkin' about: "I'm fixin' to go outside. "What did you say, boy?" My mother was always wary of those fools in the streets," and when I came home talking like somebody she was afraid of, or afraid of me becoming, she put me right in check. "Fixin" is not a word. 'I am about to go outside.' Say it." "I am about to go outside."
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December 12, 2009 |
More than 1 million low-income California children who receive free or reduced-price school lunches don't get breakfast at school even though they would qualify, and about a fifth of the schools in the state don't even offer breakfast, according to two reports from the Food Research and Action Center. California ranked 33rd in low-income student participation in the School Breakfast Program for 2008-09, the same ranking it received a year earlier. In terms of the number of schools that offer breakfast, California's ranking fell from 35th to 40th, the Washington, D.C.-based group said.