How this Oakland educator keeps students in school after their release from juvenile hall
Category: Education Equity
OUSD is required to share space with charters, but community members are pushing back
School communities in OUSD say they don’t want to share their campuses with charter schools. But California requires it, putting the school board in a tough spot.
Marcus Foster, Oakland’s first Black superintendent, is being honored this week
The trailblazing educator who was assassinated by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1973 would have turned 100 on Friday. The organization he founded is celebrating his legacy by honoring those who’ve walked in his footsteps.
Hundreds of Oakland teachers stage walk-off calling for higher pay
The action, which was unauthorized by the Oakland Education Association, comes as the school district is negotiating with the union over pay and other conditions.
Oakland school board deadlocked on how to fill District 5 vacancy
An appointment would be quicker and less costly, but some OUSD board directors worry that it would disenfranchise voters.
What’s happening with OUSD union negotiations? It depends who you ask
The Oakland school board says cutbacks are necessary to afford raises, the teachers union disagrees, and some parents want more transparency.
A multilingual education at Berkeley’s Ecole Bilingue builds globally minded students
Student TED talks highlight the valuable ‘executive function’ skills to be gained from bilingual learning. EB admits non-French speakers to the International Track.
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.