With omicron surging, over a thousand students have signed a petition calling on OUSD to do more to make campuses safer.
The school board will vote by the end of the month on the reductions, which will impact school sites and central office staff.
With Oakland’s school board under pressure to make major reductions, we set out to answer questions about school finances, and provide resources for more digging.
Amid a spike in COVID cases, some educators are pressuring OUSD to provide weekly testing and KN95 face masks.
The city of Oakland will be hauling away old trees through Jan. 14.
The biggest education news in 2021 was undoubtedly the reopening of schools during a pandemic.
District leaders emphasize the need to increase salaries, but OUSD also faces declining enrollment and attendance, which means less revenue.
Educators say libraries should be a basic part of every child’s school experience. But Oakland Unified has struggled to maintain them for decades.
The Sojourner Truth program previously served a couple hundred students with flexible schedules and in-person instruction. It’s been replaced by Zoom schooling for over a thousand.
Most OUSD students 12 and up will need to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1 to continue going to school in person.
The team joins several other groups and individuals in commemorating the Black Panthers’ legacy in Oakland this year.
Declining enrollment and heavy reliance on one-time funds has imperiled the district’s finances, county Superintendent L.K. Monroe warned.
Oakland Unified is getting ready to implement its reparations resolution for Black students, and wants to hear from the public. Here’s how to participate.
OUSD high schoolers can graduate with Ds, but the grade bars them from admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
Students say they’re frustrated by inaction from school and district leaders to address sexual harm on their campuses.
Students will have until January 1, 2022 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or else enroll in independent study.
Project re:Fresh is the vision of Junia Kim, a former East Bay teacher who wants students to know that failure is OK.
Consolidations are meant to smooth out teacher to student ratios, but some feel the process is disruptive as students are still adjusting to being back in school.
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.
The Oakland-based organization brings together Black teachers, who are underrepresented in the teaching force, for support, mentorship, and training.