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1. In more good academic news for Oakland Unified, district schoolchildren doubled the average test score gains made in California last year at a time when kids throughout the state showed significant academic improvement, the Trib reports. Oakland’s test score gains have been on an upward trend over the past several years, and the district has shown the most improvement by any large urban school district in the state. However, even with the recent big gains, Oakland student test scores still trail the statewide average, and are particularly disappointing at the high school level.