Nea Community Learning Center

It's that time of the year again: Parents of fifth graders all over the Island are applying to middle schools for next fall. To help families navigate their options last year, The Alamedan asked the leaders of all seven of Alameda’s free, public middle schools – a list that includes charter, magnet and traditional schools – to offer some basic information about their programs. This year we're reprising the piece by reader request, with updates noted in the text.

Alameda charter school staffers’ decision to unionize is receiving national attention. The incoming president of the National Education Association – a national teachers union – is coming to Alameda to shine light on the organizing efforts of staffers at Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center.

Alameda's high school graduation rates outpace those of Alameda County and the state, though the data - for the 2012-13 school year - varied by school and group.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

Dozens of Nea Community Learning Center students walked out of classes Tuesday to protest the removal of the school’s leader Friday, eight weeks before the end of the school year.

Students at a pair of Alameda schools are celebrating wins in regional and state competitions.

The Alameda Community Learning Center is inviting community members to its annual Art & Diversity Festival, which is being held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday, March 28 on the school’s campus at 400 Grand Street.

To help families navigate their middle school options, The Alamedan asked the leaders of Alameda’s public middle school options to offer some basic information about their programs.

Alameda’s Board of Education rode herd on a contentious discussion Tuesday about space for Alameda Unified’s charter schools that exposed the rising tensions over space.