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Forum tonight for all school board candidates

As the Oakland school board begins to regain its powers and prepares to hire a new superintendent, the elections on June 3 arguably matter more than those in the recent past.

If you want to find out what the nine candidates for Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 think about small schools, charter schools, autonomy (vs. centralization), and enrollment policy, stop by a school board candidates forum organized by Oakland Community Organizations tonight at the Havenscourt Auditorium, 1390 66th Ave., at International Blvd. It starts at 6 p.m.

Heard of any more upcoming candidate forums? Please let me know, and I’ll post them with more advance notice.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.