The Street Academy Turns Forty 

The little-known Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy helps students who drop out or are kicked out of other schools.

As a student at Skyline High School, Erin Brown struggled. "I didn't get any credits my junior year at Skyline," recalled Brown, now 28. "The school was huge. The classes were huge. I was kind of introverted, and it was very easy…

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