Plans aren’t final, but the district is leaning towards a remote learning start, transitioning later to a hybrid model.
Author Archives: Ashley McBride
Ashley McBride writes about education equity for The Oaklandside. Her work covers Oakland’s public district and charter schools. Before joining The Oaklandside in 2020, Ashley was a reporter for the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle as a Hearst Journalism Fellow, and has held positions at the Poynter Institute and the Palm Beach Post. Ashley earned her master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
Padres y maestros de Oakland indecisos si reanudar o no las clases en persona
El distrito se está inclinando hacia un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, dividiendo las clases entre la casa y la escuela.
How Oakland parents and teachers feel about returning to the classroom
The district is leaning towards a hybrid learning model, with some instruction at home and some in the classroom.
East Bay teens on pandemics, protests, and the people in their lives
We asked eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley about their relationships, and how they’ve had to change.
Oakland Unified School District is seeking $735 million to improve schools
Board members decided which projects to prioritize, including campus improvements and a relocation of the central office.
For youth activists looking to get involved, five Oakland organizations
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t slowed the work of these groups, which are training the next generation of leaders.
School board votes to defund, disband Oakland school police
$6 million will be redirected to programs that support “Black students and all students of color.”
How Oakland Unified School District got its own police force
Police have been in Oakland schools for decades, and opposition has existed for just as long.
Reporting on Oakland schools through an equity lens
Public education is facing a turning point in Oakland and across the country.
Oakland Unified could end school police by December
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
A nine-year campaign to end Oakland school police may finally work
Organizers think this could be a turning point for removing police from Oakland schools. OUSD is the only Alameda County school district with its own police force.
Relief for East Bay artists, mapping food security, and goodbye Stork Club (for now)
News and notes from our Oakland newsletter.
Oakland students may get to vote for school board members
A November ballot measure to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school district elections would make Oakland the fifth U.S. city to lower its voting age.
Summer school looms, but OUSD still struggles with its digital divide
Two weeks before the end of the school year, nearly 1,400 OUSD students still need a device at home, and about 3,400 still don’t have internet access.