Ali Tadayon covers West Contra Costa Unified School District and other K-12 issues for EdSource. Prior to joining EdSource at the start of 2020 as a Journalism Resident, he covered the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Emeryville, El Cerrito and San Pablo for the Bay Area News Group. 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 holds a journalism degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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The 350-student school in Oakland will remain closed until at least March 9 while air testing continues pending an official ruling that the air is safe for students.
March 3, 2020
Classes resume off site as air testing continues for cancer-causing chemical in high school in Oakland
The school remained closed Monday as the California Department of Toxic Substances Control continued to test the air in the campus.
February 24, 2020
The toxic cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene — or TCE — was found at McClymonds High School in West Oakland.
February 20, 2020
The ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. Senate gives teachers the opportunity to teach history as it unfolds.
January 31, 2020
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.