You Write Too Long: This Week's Feature, Bite-Sized



A couple weeks ago, Oakland Unified Superintendent Tony Smith made headlines when he announced that he was looking to close five elementary schools and consolidate several more. It was a bold move, but Smith's all about making radical changes to the long-struggling district, and he's not stopping at closures. Micky Duxbury's got a fascinating look at Smith's wide-ranging plan of action in this week's cover story — an absolute must-read for everyone with kids in the district, or just an interest in Oakland's future. Read the full story here.