OUSD’s school year began in person 11 weeks ago amid lingering concerns related to the pandemic. Here’s what teachers and school leaders are experiencing, in their own words.
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.
Teachers Rooted in Oakland aims to address issues of teacher diversity, retention, and housing affordability.
While some are just happy the school isn’t closing, others fear admitting men will make the historic women’s college feel less safe.
Wanda Anita Green, who graduated from Tech in 1970, died while working as a flight attendant on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.
OUSD has until October to develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan for students 12 and up, but it may not be enforced until January. Critics say the decision could harm students and families who don’t comply.
Laney and Merritt in Oakland are among the California colleges being hit hard by financial-aid scammers. Such cases have increased during the pandemic.