Project re:Fresh is the vision of Junia Kim, a former East Bay teacher who wants students to know that failure is OK.
Consolidations are meant to smooth out teacher to student ratios, but some feel the process is disruptive as students are still adjusting to being back in school.
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.
The Oakland-based organization brings together Black teachers, who are underrepresented in the teaching force, for support, mentorship, and training.
In the coming months, The Oaklandside will be periodically checking in with three participants in the city’s pilot initiative, to see how an extra $500 a month is impacting their lives.
Teachers Rooted in Oakland aims to address issues of teacher diversity, retention, and housing affordability.
Wanda Anita Green, who graduated from Tech in 1970, died while working as a flight attendant on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.
A majority of the school board supports the idea, but some say a mandate will harm students who refuse by pushing them out of the classroom. A decision could be reached as soon as Sept. 22.
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.
While the data is preliminary, district officials are worried about the implications for OUSD’s financial stability.