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10,000 Book Giveaway | Volunteers Needed

10,000 Book Giveaway | Volunteers Needed

Reading Matters -- That's why the Oakland Unified School District, the Oakland Public library and First 5 will be hosting a free book giveaway on Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Thanks to a generous opportunity from ABC 7 News, 10,000 Disney books ranging...

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The Heat is on for Summer Learning

The Heat is on for Summer Learning

Did you know that June 21 not only kicked off summer, but was officially designated as National Summer Learning Day? To spotlight the occasion, Oakland Reads 2020, our citywide literacy initiative, featured a blog on the importance of summer learning that boldly...

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Summer Learning Program Underway in East Oakland

If you’ve been following the Oakland Reads 2020 Campaign, you know that the city has set an ambitious goal of doubling the number of third graders reading on grade level by the end of third grade by the year 2020. This goal paves a path where students are more likely...

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Oakland Reads 2020 Literacy Initiative Launches

Oakland Reads 2020 Literacy Initiative Launches

Last month I shared my plans to attend the Oakland Reads 2020 Symposium on June 17, 2013. Oakland Reads 2020 is a citywide initiative aimed at doubling the total percentage of Oakland children who are reading on grade level by the end of third grade by the year...

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Third Grade Reading Success Matters

Third Grade Reading Success Matters

Collective Effort = Collective Success: Oakland Reads 2020 What will it take to double the number of students reading on grade-level at the end of third grade by the year 2020? The Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) believes it will take the collective efforts of...

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OUSD Free Summer Pre-K Program

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is offering a free summer Pre-K program for students entering kindergarten in the 2013-14 school year with no prior school experience. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and will be held June 25 - July 19, 2013. Sites...

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