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Alameda School District to Continue Use of Defiance Suspensions That Disproportionately Affect Students of Color

Alameda Unified School District has no plans to follow other California districts and ban willful defiance suspensions. (File Photo)

Despite a persistent achievement gap, and a disproportionate use of the subjective “willful defiance” suspension among African American and Hispanic students in Alameda schools, Alameda Unified School District officials have no plans follow the path [...]

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Solar Power Advocates Pushing AUSD Have Ties to Solar Power Vendor

A non-profit pushing solar power on AUSD has ties to a solar power equipment vendor. (File Photo)

Updated, 8:05 p.m., June 9th -Tom Kelly of KoytoUSA provided a response.

A group of renewable energy advocates that operate under multiple names, and whom are pushing to the Alameda Unified School District to adopt their Solar Master [...]

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School District to Start Drafting Bond Ballot Language

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees is moving forward on plans for a bond ballot measure in November. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees is expected to give the go-ahead to staff on Tuesday night to start drafting language for a tax bond measure for the November 2014 [...]

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AUSD Board to Vote on Charter School Lease Facilities Agreement Tonight

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees is expected to vote tonight on a facilities lease agreement for two charter schools. (File Photo)

After a tumultuous week, parents at the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) public schools may get some clarity on an outstanding facilities question tonight.

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School District Inches Towards November Tax Bond Ballot Measure

The Alameda Unified School District is inching towards voting on tax bond measure in June, for the November ballot. (File Photo)

The average property owner in Alameda could pay an additional $243 per year in school taxes if the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) sets it sights on raising the maximum possible amount through a [...]

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Citizen’s Group Schedules Forum On Responsible School Board Governance

Dear Editor,

Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) invites the public to attend a panel presentation and audience discussion on Responsible School Board Governance. In November, 2014 Alamedans will be electing two AUSD School Board trustees and voting on a proposed AUSD Tax Bond Measure.

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Alameda Police Arrest Juvenile with BB Gun

Alameda police arrested a juvenile with a BB gun near an Alameda school today.

Alameda police arrested a juvenile this morning after an Island High School parent reported to police that someone at the school had a gun.

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Charter School Board May Face Tough Slogging Ahead, Due to its Own Recent Decisions

Community Learning Centers Schools seems set to move the ACLC and Nea charter schools into this 3rd Street location. (Google Street View)

Although it was probably not intended, two decisions last week by the governing board of Community Learning Center Schools, (CLCS) the non-profit that runs the Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea public charter [...]

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School District Measure A Oversight Committee Meets Tonight

The school district’s Measure A oversight committee meets tonight. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District’s Measure A Oversight Committee will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at district offices at 2060 Challenger Drive. The meeting is open to the public.

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Reject AUSD Tax Measure that Subsidizes Private Development

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.

For those whose heads were left spinning by the enthusiasm with which the school board majority (Spencer opposed) gave away $4.6 million in cash for $1.95 million in return, here is some context.

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