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Ali Tadayon covered the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Emeryville, El Cerrito and San Pablo for the Bay Area News Group prior to joining Edsource at the start of 2020 as a Journalism Resident. Tadayon cut his teeth as a crime reporter at the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, CA and the Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho. His work has earned several awards, including two John Swett Awards from the California Teachers Association for coverage of the Oakland Unified School District. He is a graduate of California public schools, and holds a journalism degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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A lesson on lawmaking took Oakland Tech students on a four-year drive that in 1981 made Jan. 15 a state holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Today’s students put on a play to tell their story.