Sabrina Moore graduated from high school not knowing how to read. Now it’s her mission to raise literacy rates across Oakland.
A report from Families in Action shows students at Oakland’s district, charter, and county-run schools are testing far below the state average in reading and math.
Cox Academy in East Oakland could get around $30 million to fix the building it rents from OUSD—but the school board has to approve it first.
Services will be held at Uptown Station while the church raises money to rebuild at its original Telegraph Avenue location, which was destroyed by a fire in February.
The school board says it’s forced to slash planned renovations at some schools to pay for the rising costs of others. The district has been criticized for its handling of school bonds in the past.
Public libraries, rec centers, community centers, and schools are among the dozens of places where families can get free food for their children while school is out.
The agreements regarding community schools, reparations for Black students, school closures, and student homelessness reflect a shift in what teachers unions are negotiating over.
Oakland’s superintendent urged the school board to act now to avoid another strike in 2025. Also: A special election will be held for the vacant D5 seat.
Family and community members memorialized Sakurai with a peace garden and pergola at the alternative high school in the East Oakland hills, where he was shot last September.
If the tentative agreement is approved, Oakland teachers could go from earning salaries near the bottom of those offered in Alameda County to the middle range.
The tentative contract agreement must still be ratified by OEA members and approved by the school board. Classes will resume Tuesday.
Oakland teachers remained on picket lines as the union pushed back against statements from the district about the cost of its “common good” demands.
OEA and the district are reporting some progress with negotiations, but haven’t indicated when the strike could end.
OUSD Board President Mike Hutchinson said some of the issues fall outside of the OEA contract. But three board members are calling on the district to bargain over them.
Nearly 3,000 OUSD teachers, nurses, psychologists, and their supporters formed picket lines at schools, calling for better pay and working conditions.
The teachers union will be going on strike tomorrow. We answered some basic questions about the strike, and what it means for OUSD families.
Oakland Unified School District released its latest contract proposal on Tuesday, and said it remains committed to negotiations.
Families of students in special education classes also appealed to the OUSD board over changes that will force some of them to switch schools.
The teachers union and OUSD have been negotiating since October. This week’s vote by members clears a path for the union’s leadership to declare a strike.
Many parents fear that the closures, some of which were announced in the last few weeks, could be harmful for students who need stability.