To support families during the pandemic, OUSD is providing food and tech support to students this year.
Category: Education Equity
Local elections are coming up. What’s on your mind in your neighborhood or school district?
We’ll ask Oakland candidates about issues you care about where you live.
Pet puke on the laptop and chem class from the car: scenes from Oakland’s first day of school
We followed parents, students, a teacher, and a principal as they navigated both the hiccups and the wins of a strange semester’s start.
How would Oakland students improve distance learning? We asked
Oakland teens asked each other how they feel about remote learning—and what they’d change if they could.
OUSD reopening: Where the teachers’ union and the district disagree
As fall semester negotiations continue down to the wire, we lay out what the union and the district want point-by-point.
Oakland teachers: No in-person classes until coronavirus cases taper off
Mired in negotiations with the school district, some teachers are calling for continued distance learning until the pandemic subsides.
‘Pandemic pods’ gain popularity in Oakland, with questions about learning equity
Some OUSD families are investing in private learning groups. Community organizations are trying to support those that can’t.
Teachers, parents, and students weigh in on OUSD’s reopening plan
The Oaklandside asked for your input on the school district’s COVID-19 safety plan for fall semester.
What do you think about Oakland Unified’s school reopening plan?
The Oaklandside wants to hear from Oakland families and school staff.
How will the fall semester work in Oakland public schools? Here’s what we know
Plans aren’t final, but the district is leaning towards a remote learning start, transitioning later to a hybrid model.
Padres y maestros de Oakland indecisos si reanudar o no las clases en persona
El distrito se está inclinando hacia un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, dividiendo las clases entre la casa y la escuela.
How Oakland parents and teachers feel about returning to the classroom
The district is leaning towards a hybrid learning model, with some instruction at home and some in the classroom.
Oakland Unified School District is seeking $735 million to improve schools
Board members decided which projects to prioritize, including campus improvements and a relocation of the central office.
For youth activists looking to get involved, five Oakland organizations
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t slowed the work of these groups, which are training the next generation of leaders.
School board votes to defund, disband Oakland school police
$6 million will be redirected to programs that support “Black students and all students of color.”
How Oakland Unified School District got its own police force
Police have been in Oakland schools for decades, and opposition has existed for just as long.
Reporting on Oakland schools through an equity lens
Public education is facing a turning point in Oakland and across the country.
Oakland Unified could end school police by December
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
A nine-year campaign to end Oakland school police may finally work
Organizers think this could be a turning point for removing police from Oakland schools. OUSD is the only Alameda County school district with its own police force.
Oakland students may get to vote for school board members
A November ballot measure to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school district elections would make Oakland the fifth U.S. city to lower its voting age.