“Art has the power to change minds” Amidst an Increase in Violence, Oakland Artists Beautify International Boulevard to Promote Peace

PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Cathy DeForest [email protected] & 541-690-6976  https://www.visionquilt.org Tanya Dennis: [email protected] & 323-490-6127 https://www.peaceinthestreets.net Violence is on the rise in Oakland. From January to April of 2020 there were 14 homicides in Oakland. In 2021, there were 47 homicides in the same time period. To address this dramatic increase in violence, artists and activists…


What is important to know about America? Whatever your answer, teach your students through the metaphor of jazz, Resources from the Jazz and Democracy Project

“I thought this was a fabulous experience. Our [J&D] professional development provided me with a different and exciting lens through which to engage students.” – Carol Lee Tolbert, Special Ed Teacher, McClymonds High School, Oakland, CA For you, what is important to know about America? Why does that matter? How might you impart this knowledge…


The Real Lesson We Should Take from Juneteenth, and Why We Celebrate

“The Freedman are advised to remain quietly at their present houses and work for wages.  They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”- Final lines of the Juneteenth Proclamation Don’t get it twisted, Juneteenth did not “free”…


AIMS HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES 2021 GRADUATION WITH DRIVE-IN CEREMONY

AIMS HS CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE What: AIMS High School Drive-in Graduation Ceremony 2021 When: Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM Where: AIMS College Prep High School Lakeview Campus  Who: KTVU 2 News Anchor Claudine Wong, AIMS Superintendent Maya Woods-Cadiz, Head of High School Maurice…


Charter schools with open seats for next year

If you are looking for school for the next school year (2021-2022), there are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application.  The district does not make this information…