Native Americans have objected to being stereotyped as mascots. At McClymonds, students led an effort to adopt the African warrior to honor the historically Black institution.
The district will ramp up testing to twice per month, at all schools. It’s less than what some members of the community and school board had hoped.
In a district of 35,000 students and 5,000 teachers and staff, more than 100 COVID cases were detected last week.
About 56% of 12 to 17-year-olds in Alameda County are fully vaccinated, while fewer than 25% of Black youth are.
At the first school board meeting of the academic year, community members reacted angrily to a discussion about the superintendent’s pay, and complained about the district’s distance learning program.
Amidst a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the delta variant, Oakland Unified is among the first Bay Area districts to return to school this year.
Peter Nicks’ new film follows Oakland High School students as they fight to remove police from schools amid a global pandemic.
Students, teachers, and staff will be required to wear masks and encouraged to get vaccinated, among other safety measures.
Community-building activities, restorative justice circles, and day camps are just some of the ways teachers and other school leaders hope to make the transition smooth.
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The internship gave students an opportunity to learn computer repair skills while also helping out the district’s technology team.
Seven teams of Oakland high schoolers participated in a cooking competition to create a new dish to add to the school lunch menu.
Before the pandemic, just 12% of low-income students in Oakland had a computer or reliable internet at home. Going into the fall, 98% now have them, according to Oakland Undivided.
The massive child nutrition effort relied on hundreds of volunteers, donations, and hiring dozens of out-of-work parents.
As a method of increasing race and class diversity in higher performing OUSD schools, results look promising so far.
The OUSD board voted to lease two East Oakland sites for employee homes. The developments will also include a Black Cultural Zone hub and a job training center.
While many Oakland community members are eager to see children on the campus again, some are still grieving the closure of the school.
Plans to close or consolidate schools could be approved in September as part of OUSD’s Citywide Plan.
Reporter Ashley McBride sat down with Denilson Garibo and Malia Liao to discuss student activism in Oakland.
The Oakland Reach and OUSD students and parents claim that the state failed its constitutional duty to provide an adequate education during the pandemic.