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.
OUSD students go back to school on Aug. 9. Here’s how you can get your questions answered.