In recent weeks, safety concerns have forced OUSD schools to cancel instruction. Community members are pushing district officials to take action.
Backlash to a playdate for students of color at Chabot Elementary highlights the importance of equity initiatives at OUSD, parents said.
Oakland Unified counted 1,780 unhoused students in 2023. We break down several factors responsible for the increase.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition is looking to support community groups serving preschool to high school-aged children.
Launched in 2019, the Eat.Learn.Play Foundation has refurbished half a dozen Oakland schoolyards this year.
Teachers and students at Cox Academy, a public charter, have dealt with leaky classrooms, an aging play-structure, and flooded basement.
The Oakland school was deluged with harassment and racist threats after conservatives on social media criticized a “playdate social” event. Classes resumed on Wednesday.
Measure QQ, which lowers the voting age to 16 for OUSD board elections, has faced roadblocks since it was approved by voters in 2020.
A majority of the school board is opposed to closures, but an agency recommended them to help the district improve services.
You can help to ensure that Oakland Unified is spending its tax dollars properly.
Sasha Ritzie-Hernandez and Jorge Lerma were told they didn’t qualify to run for the vacant District 5 seat due to confusion over district boundaries during the signature-gathering process.
The District 5 special election is in disarray after the city gave candidates the wrong district boundaries to collect signatures.
During the 1970s and 80s, the Renaissance School encouraged hundreds of Oakland middle and high-school students to pursue the creative arts.
With a vacancy in District 5, the Oakland Unified School District board will have only six voting members until a special election in November. The first public meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 9.
With a teachers strike now behind them, OUSD leaders are shifting their focus to improving attendance and literacy rates in the upcoming year.
The East Oakland organization has raised more than $13,000 to replace laptops, sound equipment, and other tools that were stolen from its campus last weekend. The new school opens on Sept. 11.
OUSD’s school year starts Monday, while school districts in Berkeley and San Francisco will still be on break.
The 155-year-old school was graduating dozens of newly credentialed teachers every year. Its loss comes as OUSD and other school districts are struggling to find educators.
Opening July 31, the exhibit will feature Foster’s graduation regalia, his original gravestone marker, photographs, and more.
For years, Hutchinson has been a leading voice for progressives in Oakland education, some of whom are now his biggest critics. What’s changed?