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[24 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Play Ignites Discussion of Race at Berkeley High | ]

By Will Jason
By the time “Yellowjackets” closed Oct. 19 at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the play helped raised more than $6,000 for the cash-strapped high school newspaper, the Berkeley High Jacket. But while the play—which follows a racial controversy involving the Jacket 14 years ago—helped to solve the newspaper’s financial crisis, it also brought to light a more persistent challenge that continues to face the paper today.
Set at Berkeley High School in 1994, the play follows the boycott of the Jacket by a group of minority students and teachers after …

Civic Life, Education, Fremont »

[22 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

By Mateen Kaul
At James Bunker Elementary School, located in a quiet Newark suburb, a group of sixth graders jostle around a table preparing a poster seeking donations in pennies.

Berkeley, Civic Life, Crime, Education, On Campus »

[21 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Will Jason
When University of California, Berkeley junior Mariana Kayichian looked for new housing this summer, it was with safety in mind that she chose a house on Piedmont Avenue.

Eastlake, Education, Oakland »

[20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on After-School Program Helps Franklin Elementary Succeed | ]

Adelaide Chen
Franklin Elementary is one of the few schools in Oakland where Asians – many born outside the United States – make up the largest racial group. Combined with the Latinos, the district considers half the school’s students as English Language Learners.

Education, Oakland »

[29 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on Oakland high school just trying to survive | ]

By: Linsay Rousseau Burnett
“This was a great week,” exclaimed Thomas Hardy, Vice Principal at Ralph Bunche Continuation School in Oakland, “Kids showed up.” Designed for students who have flunked out of other Oakland high schools, the continuation school employs an expedited curriculum to help the 250 16 to 18-year-olds obtain the necessary credits to graduate.