In June, OUSD will present an updated district map that could include more school closures.
Category: Education Equity
For the last decade, only one OUSD school had a girls’ lacrosse team. Until now.
Oakland Tech’s team will be joined by squads at seven other high schools, thanks to a partnership with the Oakland Lacrosse Club that aims to change misconceptions about who plays the sport.
Pfizer’s vaccine is now available to kids as young as 12. Here’s what you need to know.
The FDA has given Pfizer emergency authorization so preteens can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Chabot Space & Science Center is teaming up with NASA to reopen
Chabot and Silicon Valley’s NASA Ames will extend education and career opportunities to youth and remodel Chabot’s interior, which reopens in November.
Camping chairs and garden classrooms: How Oakland schools are moving learning outside
Teachers, parents, and school leaders have found innovative ways to use their campuses for learning in the pandemic.
‘Transition is upon us’: one Oakland parent of a student with special needs shares her journey
For many students receiving special education, there is no straightforward path to what comes next after high school.
How many Oakland Unified students returned for in-person learning?
Not as many as you might think, and students from low-income households have returned at lower rates than others.
7 years ago, Oaklanders approved a tax to improve schools. Did it work?
Oakland High School, along with two dozen other schools, has seen major improvements in student success, which officials attribute to the parcel tax.
Learning doesn’t need to stop in summer. Here’s a list of free enrichment programs for Oakland students
Several local organizations offer free camps focusing on literacy, STEM, and youth development.
Oakland schools have a bold, simple idea for helping students’ struggling families: Raise money for them
Over a dozen schools have fundraised and given away more than $250,000, no strings attached, to their families over the past year.
Here’s how Oakland Unified wants to spend its $735 million bond
Board members were split on how and where to relocate the district’s central office staff from its current $243,000-a-month downtown office.
‘It’s kind of liberating’: An Oakland teacher explains why he got vaccinated
Ready to return to the classroom, elementary school teacher Tré Clayton got his vaccine at the Oakland Coliseum last month.
Can Oakland Unified provide more in-person instruction this year? This parent group hopes so.
The limited schedule is a compromise to make sure that instructional time is equitable between distance learners and students who come to school, officials said.
Worried about learning loss? Here’s where to get free tutoring for your Oakland students
To help students playing catch-up after a year of online learning, we compiled a list of local organizations offering free academic support.
This Oakland high school reopened in March. The hard part? Getting students to come back
Oakland Unity High School, a small public charter in East Oakland, is one of the only public schools in the city to offer in-person instruction, five days per week.
‘Larger than life’: Mr. Brooks was more than a teacher to students and colleagues at Oakland Tech
When Wayne Brooks passed away on March 19, he left with a 50-year legacy as a student and beloved educator at the North Oakland high school.
‘I’m happy because I love school’: how the first day back on campus went for Oakland’s youngest students
Some Pre-K through second graders were back on OUSD campuses Tuesday, for the first time in over a year.
How has the pandemic changed the way educators teach?
Most teachers are thrilled to say goodbye to distance learning, but some say they picked up surprising new ideas along the way.
Oakland school board says yes to reparations for Black students, no to banning school closures
Disagreement over whether Oakland should close schools nearly derailed a sweeping plan to address the achievement gap and declining Black student enrollment.
How Oakland Unified could spend millions in COVID relief funds
Oakland Unified has a limited amount of time to spend nearly $300 million from COVID legislation.