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The Oakland Unified School District  (OUSD) has set up the Summer Learning 2017 website for information on programs in Oakland and the Bay Area.

There are many free and low-cost options for all interests and academic needs from the time school gets out in June until the first day of school on August 21st, 2017.

Visit oakland.inplay.org to search a citywide list of programs including those offered through OUSD. Over summer break, Oakland Unified serves 5,700 students across 40 sites in partnership with over 20 community-based organizations.

District-sponsored programs combine academic intervention in math and English with engaging enrichment activities such as art, dance, sports, science and outdoor adventure for a full day of extended learning.

Some summer program highlights:

  • OUSD is partnering with the nonprofit InPlay.org to provide a comprehensive resource on the hundreds of summer programs available, many at low or no cost. In addition to Summer Learning with OUSD, summer camps are offered by the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation, as well as activities at museums, libraries and scholarship opportunities. Learn about the wide range of programs at ousd.org/summerlearning. “We want to ensure that students are ready to start at grade level in the fall,” said Interim Superintendent Devin Dillon. “Summer learning programs are critical for our students because rather than falling behind over break as can happen so easily, they can build on their accomplishments and strengthen their studies.”
  • Summer Pre-K (SPK): A half-day summer camp that prepares children for kindergarten with the social learning, literacy and math development skills necessary for success in school. Made possible by First Five of Alameda County and Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, SPK offers weekly parent workshops with resources for academic readiness and child wellness

Springboard Collaborative: An intensive, five-week summer literacy program for over 800 Pre-K through 3rd grade students and their families. Includes home visits before the program begins, weekly family workshops and high impact small group reading instruction with students grouped by reading level.

ECCO (Exploring College and Career Options): Rising high school seniors can experience the world of work in this internship program while building a network in their field of interest.

OUSD has doubled the number of paid student internships to 300 for Summer 2017, and students also earn 10 units of elective credit once they end the summer by presenting their skills and accomplishments.

Find more information go to oakland.inplay.org

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The printed Weekly Edition of the Oakland Post for the week of September 15th – September 21st, 2021.

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Sept. 11, 2001, 20 years later: ‘Remembrance’ held aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

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U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment: Sgt. Tristan Garivay, Sgt. Michael Her, Cpl. Adrian Chavez and Cpl. Quentavious Leeks. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, Commanding Officer, 23rd Marine Regiment. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

The ceremony recognized the impact and consequences of the series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed on 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Queda against targets in New York City and Wash., D.C. Nearly 3,000 people died that day and 6,000 were injured.  This was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history. 

The ceremony aboard the USS Hornet began with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment. (Pictured above.)

Leon Watkins, co-founder of The Walking Ghosts of Black History, was the Master of Ceremonies. He spoke about the extensive death and destruction which triggered the enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism.

Daniel Costin, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, spoke of the lasting impact of 9/11 terrorists attack on first responders. He recounted incidents where first responders rushed into the scenes of the attacks, many at the sacrifice of their own lives. More than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed that day: 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and 71 members of their law enforcement agencies.

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, commanding officer of the 23rd Marine Regiment, spoke about the recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the terrorists’ attack where 125 people perished. He reflected on the actions of three first responders who recovered the U.S. Marine Corps flag from the commandant of the Marine Corps’ office at the Pentagon. This flag was still standing after the attack. It was a symbol of America’s resolve.

At the end of the formal presentations, the Marine Corps Wreath Bearers went to the fantail of the Hornet. After the playing of ‘Taps,’ they tossed a wreath into the San Francisco Bay to give final honors.

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