A seventh-grade student at Nea Community Learning Center, Shino Kawazu, has won a place as a semifinalist in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS (Math,
Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of the Society for Science and the Public. This honor placed her project among the top 300 middle school science and engineering projects in the United States out of more than 6,000 nominees.

Kawazu’s teacher, Daniel Pasker, inspired and assisted Kawazu with her science fair project.


College students from Harvard, Stanford, and Yale have created a college admissions and financial aid guide that is now being sent to every public high school in America. Attempting to level the college application playing field, Fair Opportunity Project’s aims to get every student the best college admittance information available, regardless of background. The guide is free and in PDF format.


The history of Alameda schools goes back more than 150 years. Former Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) board president Mike McMahon compiled a history of Alameda’s schools that forms the basis of this article. The photos come courtesy of Alameda Museum curator George Gunn who recently acquired them from an Alameda family. At left they are, clockwise from top left, Bay Farm, Haight, Mastick, Wilson, Porter and Longfellow schools. At lower right, not pictured on the cover, is Everett School.

Alameda Schools History Chronology 

On Monday evening, Sept. 26, 110 Encinal High School students in Kevin Gorham’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class convened at Wescafe for dinner and to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The students watched intently as presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it for 90 minutes.


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Measure A Oversight Committee.

Measure A, a parcel tax passed by Alameda voters in 2011, raises $12 million per year for core programs, including advanced placement classes, neighborhood schools, small class sizes in grades K-3, athletics, enrichment and technology. It sunsets in 2018.