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Four Oakland schools win Title I awards

By Katy Murphy
Monday, December 15th, 2008 at 12:19 pm in achievement gap, charter schools, curriculum, elementary schools, high schools, middle schools, NCLB, students, teachers, test scores.

Around this time each year, the state education department gives props to schools whose low-income students cleaned up on high stakes tests.  These are high-performing schools with ”socioeconomically disadvantaged” populations of at least 40 percent. 


This year’s Oakland winners are:

Lincoln Elementary School  in Chinatown (shown above, in a file photo from 2006); Aspire’s California College Preparatory Academy (grades 6-9); American Indian Public Charter School (6-8) in the Laurel District; and Oakland Charter Academy (6-8) in Fruitvale.

You might have noticed that three out of those four schools are publicly financed, independently run charters. Here is the criteria.

Berkeley’s Malcolm X Arts & Academics Magnet School won, as well.

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