We visited a Berkeley Unified transitional kindergarten classroom last year to learn more about the expanding program.
Ashley McBride reports on education equity for The Oaklandside. She covered the 2019 OUSD teachers strike as a breaking news reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. More recently, she was an education reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. McBride earned her master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, has held positions at the Palm Beach Post and the Poynter Institute, and is a recent Hearst Journalism Fellow.
More Berkeley 4-year-olds are becoming eligible for transitional kindergarten
We visited a Berkeley Unified transitional kindergarten classroom to learn more about a growing program for the city’s 4-year-olds.
Alysse Castro wins Alameda County superintendent race against incumbent L.K. Monroe
In an upset victory, Alysse Castro defeated incumbent L.K. Monroe in the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools election with 53% of votes.
Alameda County election results: L.K. Monroe holds edge over Alysse Castro in superintendent’s race
Incumbent L.K. Monroe held an edge over challenger Alysse Castro, who oversees alternative schools in San Francisco.
Meet the Berkeley rep running unopposed on the Alameda County Board of Education
Joaquín Rivera has been on the ACOE board since 2010, and said this will be his last term.
Meet the two candidates running for Alameda County superintendent
Incumbent L.K. Monroe and challenger Alysse Castro spoke about school funding, pandemic recovery, and the financial challenges facing local school districts.
What does Alameda County’s education office do for Berkeley schools?
In the June primary, voters will choose between L.K. Monroe and Alysse Castro for county superintendent. Here’s a guide to understanding how the office works.
Local frontline health workers talk about why they’re saying yes to the COVID-19 vaccine
Alameda County health providers and emergency responders share how it feels to be first in line, and how the community can think about the vaccine’s safety.
East Bay teens talk pandemic, protests and the people in their lives
Eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley talk about how they’ve had to adapt after the shutdown upended their social lives and support systems.
Oakland public schools could phase out their police force by December
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
For 9 years, the Black Organizing Project has been campaigning to remove police from Oakland schools. Will it finally happen?
Organizers think this could be a turning point for removing police from Oakland schools. OUSD is the only Alameda County school district with its own police force.
Oakland students may get to vote for school board members
A November ballot measure to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school district elections would make Oakland the fifth U.S. city to lower its voting age.