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Oakland district embraces community schools model in ambitious reform plan

Daniel Hurst, who until the end of this school year was the principal of Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., discusses his district’s approach to community schooling. The Oakland Unified School District has started a campaign for full-service community schools, equipped with staff trained to support students’ social, emotional and health needs, as well as […]

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Controversial school bonds create ‘debt for the next generation’

Video: Sharon Pieczenik   Decade of Debt: Capital Appreciation Bonds        Uncover how much high-interest debt school districts, community colleges and government agencies have issued. Each circle represents a public entity. The larger the circle, the greater the debt. The redder the circle, the higher the interest that entity will pay. The Napa Valley Unified […]