While state and federal officials say teacher vaccinations shouldn’t be required to reopen schools, some educators feel it is one part of larger mitigation efforts against coronavirus.
The district hasn’t set a date for reopening. But with COVID-19 cases tapering off in Alameda County and vaccines for teachers on the horizon, it could happen soon.
The artwork, which will be installed on the side of a house in West Oakland, will join other memorials to Huey Newton, a founder of the party.
The number of Black OUSD students has dropped significantly over the last 20 years, with many pointing to harmful policies as the reason.
One group of students is surveying its peers on how their mental health has been affected by the pandemic and distance learning.
The proposal is part of a wider effort by the school board to stabilize the number of students attending district schools.
The chosen teen will promote literacy and represent the city and its youth at public events. Here’s how to apply.
McClymonds High School has used a Native American mascot for most of its century-long history, and students say it needs to change.
The OUSD school board has four new members and a host of challenges to resolve in 2021, including how to reopen schools and implement a new district-wide safety plan.
The high school seniors calculated how many new trees would help address the carbon impacts of the million sheets of paper their schools use each year.
Le preguntamos a los proveedores de salud y personal de emergencia cómo se siente ser el primero en la fila y cómo los residentes de Oakland pueden pensar sobre la seguridad de la vacuna.
We asked local health providers and emergency responders how it feels to be first in line, and how Oaklanders can think about the vaccine’s safety.
Safety concerns, drawbacks of distance learning, and social isolation color families’ concerns as they weigh whether to return to school.
OUSD is redefining when it’s necessary to call police to school campuses, and creating a new department of culture and climate.
Some substitute teachers have started their own campaign to help spread the word about this special program, and make sure teachers and principals take advantage of it.
Las aulas escolares podrían abrir tan pronto como en enero. Pero el distrito aún tiene que negociar con el sindicato de maestros y las tasas de casos de COVID deben mejorar, lo que significa que muchas cosas aún pueden cambiar.
OUSD schools could open as early as January. But the district still has to negotiate with the teachers’ union and COVID case rates have to improve, which means a lot can still change.
Some parents say they want the teachers’ union and the district to come back to the bargaining table—and they want to be able to watch.
The Teacher Residency Program supports new educators for their first five years of teaching in Oakland Unified School District schools.
Thanks to voters, older students can now vote for school board members, and OUSD will get $735 million to improve schools. But there’s a few more hurdles first.