Linking home and classroom, Oakland bets on community schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fremont High School's campus in gang-entrenched East Oakland is just three blocks away from International Boulevard, famous for its booming sex trade.

The school is known for abysmal test scores, numerous student suspensions, and low graduation rates. Many local families have had enough. Of roughly 600 possible freshmen living in the neighborhood this year, only about 200 chose to attend Fremont.

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