OUSD http://kalw.org en Manhood Development Program helps Oakland boys become men http://kalw.org/post/manhood-development-program-helps-oakland-boys-become-men <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m walking alongside the mural called “Beautiful Struggle” in front of Oakland High School. </span>Frida<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kahlo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Che<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Guevara, and Malcolm X are just a few of many social activists portrayed here. This mural also reflects a student body made up predominantly of students of color. Oakland High is 51 percent Asian, 29 percent Black, 16 percent Latino, and one percent white.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:16:08 +0000 Angela Hopkins 22651 at http://kalw.org Manhood Development Program helps Oakland boys become men Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-restorative-justice-affecting-troubled-students-0 <p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 37486 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-restorative-justice-affecting-troubled-students <p></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:16:16 +0000 Ali Budner 33892 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? The road ahead for Oakland schools, according to outgoing Superintendent http://kalw.org/post/road-ahead-oakland-schools-according-outgoing-superintendent <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oakland Unified School District (</span>OUSD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) has seen its share of upheaval over the past decade. In 2003, the state took control of </span>OUSD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after a series of financial missteps. In 2009, local control was returned to the district – with the understanding that it would pay back nearly $90 million in debt to the state. That was two days before Tony Smith took office as superintendent.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:36:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 28533 at http://kalw.org The road ahead for Oakland schools, according to outgoing Superintendent Roosevelt Middle School and the recipe for a good education http://kalw.org/post/roosevelt-middle-school-and-recipe-good-education <p></p><p>What is the recipe for a good education and a great school?&nbsp; That is the question that drives Oakland Public High School Principal, Cliff Hong.</p><p>Hong is at the helm of Roosevelt Middle School in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, which has about 650 students.</p><p>Mills College student and KALW reporter Karen Gordon met Hong a year ago, when he was in his second year as principal of Roosevelt Middle School.&nbsp;</p><p>KAREN GORDON:&nbsp; What is the recipe for a good education and a great school?</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 00:21:54 +0000 Karen Gordon 27965 at http://kalw.org Roosevelt Middle School and the recipe for a good education