OUSD high schoolers can graduate with Ds, but the grade bars them from admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
Students say they’re frustrated by inaction from school and district leaders to address sexual harm on their campuses.
Children ages 5 to 11 are now approved to get Pfizer’s vaccine.
Students will have until January 1, 2022 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or else enroll in independent study.
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.
A majority of the school board supports the idea, but some say a mandate will harm students who refuse by pushing them out of the classroom. A decision could be reached as soon as Sept. 22.
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.
While the data is preliminary, district officials are worried about the implications for OUSD’s financial stability.
Native Americans have objected to being stereotyped as mascots. At McClymonds, students led an effort to adopt the African warrior to honor the historically Black institution.
The district will ramp up testing to twice per month, at all schools. It’s less than what some members of the community and school board had hoped.
In a district of 35,000 students and 5,000 teachers and staff, more than 100 COVID cases were detected last week.