Student TED talks highlight the valuable ‘executive function’ skills to be gained from bilingual learning. EB admits non-French speakers to the International Track.
Category: Education Equity
Oakland students are helping to reimagine the Coliseum site
The African American Sports and Entertainment Group will be incorporating ideas from students in Castlemont High’s urban design academy into its development plan.
OUSD adult education programs find new home at shuttered Parker campus
Now that adult education has a standalone school in East Oakland, many are hopeful that the programs can see a rebound.
Judge declares Mike Hutchinson winner of OUSD school board race
In the next few weeks, Hutchinson must be sworn into the District 4 seat vacated by Nick Resnick, and the school board will have to decide how to fill his current seat in District 5.
Choose the best East Bay summer camp for your kids
The Oaklandside’s East Bay Summer Camp Guide is back to help your family find the best and safest local camp for your children.
It’s Oakland vs. Oakland in the boys basketball state championship semifinal
A saga of a season that’s seen Oakland High and Oakland Tech clash in three thrilling matches will culminate at Laney College on Tuesday.
OUSD board rejects budget cuts
The move came despite warnings that doing so will set the district back financially and hinder its ability to raise teacher salaries.
School mergers are back on the table in OUSD
The Oakland school board will vote tonight on budget cuts that also could include layoffs. Directors say the cuts are necessary to increase salaries for teachers and other district staff.
OUSD board weighs budget cuts and how to fill vacancy following Resnick resignation
While the school district isn’t in a financial crisis, reductions are necessary, officials said.
A year after Oakland educators went on hunger strike, was the protest successful?
The Oaklandside spoke with Moses Omolade and Andre San-Chez a year after the two Westlake Middle School educators stopped eating to protest school closures.
Nick Resnick resigns from Oakland school board
His victory in OUSD’s District 4 race had been in question ever since the county registrar announced it made an error, and that Mike Hutchinson actually received more votes.
Oakland’s contested school board election is going to trial
A judge set a date of March 16 to review evidence that will decide whether Mike Hutchinson or Nick Resnick represents District 4 on the OUSD board.
Latest OUSD audit shows progress. But steep budget challenges remain
The Oakland school board continues to face big questions about expiring COVID-relief money, teacher raises, and how it will afford to keep schools open.
Oakland Tech students hold walkout to honor Tyre Nichols
Two high school seniors said they organized the event for students to express their anger and sadness.
Oakland graduation rates are up. School leaders say career education is one reason why
In November, voters approved a parcel tax to continue the programs through 2037.
OUSD’s abandoned Lake Merritt headquarters is getting a new life
A coalition of youth, educators, and community groups are working to transform the property, which has sat vacant for 10 years.
Oakland’s charter schools face enrollment challenges, too
Declining enrollment at OUSD has fueled budget cuts and school closures. But district schools aren’t the only ones struggling to retain students.
Keeping schools open means tough budget decisions for OUSD board
The board reversed a plan to close six schools, but keeping them open will require tens of millions of dollars, a new report says.
How will OUSD afford to keep schools open?
Oakland’s school board voted to stop school closures. Now it must prove to the Alameda County superintendent that the district can afford it.
Oakland school closures won’t happen, after all
Five schools that were slated for closure this year will remain open, after the newly formed OUSD board voted to change course.