District leaders emphasize the need to increase salaries, but OUSD also faces declining enrollment and attendance, which means less revenue.
Educators say libraries should be a basic part of every child’s school experience. But Oakland Unified has struggled to maintain them for decades.
The Sojourner Truth program previously served a couple hundred students with flexible schedules and in-person instruction. It’s been replaced by Zoom schooling for over a thousand.
Most OUSD students 12 and up will need to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1 to continue going to school in person.
The team joins several other groups and individuals in commemorating the Black Panthers’ legacy in Oakland this year.
Declining enrollment and heavy reliance on one-time funds has imperiled the district’s finances, county Superintendent L.K. Monroe warned.
Oakland Unified is getting ready to implement its reparations resolution for Black students, and wants to hear from the public. Here’s how to participate.
OUSD high schoolers can graduate with Ds, but the grade bars them from admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
Students say they’re frustrated by inaction from school and district leaders to address sexual harm on their campuses.
Students will have until January 1, 2022 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or else enroll in independent study.
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.