Educators at OUSD’s only alternative school for expelled students fear some may not be ready to transition out when the campus closes later this year.
Category: Education Equity
Why do so many families opt out of OUSD schools? It’s complicated
Thousands of children who live in Oakland don’t attend district schools. We spoke to four families about why they decided to leave.
Frustrated by OUSD closures, student leaders turn their gaze to school board elections
Students are eager to respond to the school board’s recent decisions with their newly won voting power in November.
Downloaded the wrong Wordle? You helped give $50,000 to an Oakland tutoring center
Thinking it was the hit word puzzle, millions paid for an older game called “Wordle!” Its creator is paying it forward.
Here’s what Oakland’s new district map means for OUSD schools
Several schools in districts 4, 5, 6 and 7 were moved. Impending school closures will also change the makeup of certain districts.
Oakland school closures: Tensions boil over at school board meeting
OUSD school board members supporting the plan reported feeling intimidated by “abusive” behavior. Opponents vowed to continue their fight.
OUSD board rejects plan to postpone school closures
The board’s decision may lead to more protests and hunger strikes, including from students.
Oakland educators poised to end hunger strike over school closures
Andre San-Chez and Moses Omolade have gone 18 days without eating.
OUSD board calls emergency meeting to discuss postponing school closures
The Oakland Unified school board will discuss a resolution on Friday to delay all closures and mergers until next year.
Calls to stop OUSD closure plan grow
Opponents say the closures will impact Black and brown families disproportionately and are asking the board to delay the plan. Protests continue, and many are looking to the state for a solution.
Oakland charters join chorus calling on California to change how it funds schools
With higher absence rates due to COVID, some school leaders say it’s time to stop tying attendance to funding.
After Mills merges with Northeastern, some students’ majors will no longer exist￼
Some students chose the 170-year-old Oakland college for its unique degrees. Where do they go now?
Oakland school board votes to close seven schools over the next two years
In the face of massive protests, OUSD directors scaled back their plan, but proceeded with closures to address budget problems.
Protests continue ahead of school board vote on OUSD closures
The Oakland Unified school board is expected to vote tonight on closing or merging more than a dozen schools this year and next.
Protesters caravan to school board members’ homes, denouncing OUSD closures
Dozens of students, educators, and parents drove to the homes of directors Sam Davis and Shanthi Gonzales on Thursday night, calling on them to reconsider the plan.
OUSD plan to close and merge schools is met with overwhelming opposition
Community members made their voices heard at a contentious school board meeting on Monday night, and at protests this week. The school board could make a final decision next week.
Tonight: Oakland school board looks at controversial school closures
District officials say closures and consolidations are needed to balance OUSD’s budget, but some parents and directors are adamantly opposed.
Oakland Unified delays student vaccine mandate
Enforcing the vaccine requirement this year would have likely pushed nearly 3,000 students out of school.
After 4 days of boycott, Oakland students say COVID demands have not been met
The students pledge to continue their protest until OUSD provides better testing at all schools. The teachers union is also calling for improved safety measures.
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is home to a second generation of young students
Alumni sign up their children for school that caters to both French-speaking children and those starting to learn the language.