Teachers and students at Cox Academy, a public charter, have dealt with leaky classrooms, an aging play-structure, and flooded basement.
Cox Academy in East Oakland could get around $30 million to fix the building it rents from OUSD—but the school board has to approve it first.
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.
Declining enrollment at OUSD has fueled budget cuts and school closures. But district schools aren’t the only ones struggling to retain students.
Five of the nine Oakland school board candidates discussed academics, money, and charter schools at a forum organized by Families In Action. Little was debated about school safety.
Joaquín Rivera has been on the ACOE board since 2010, and said this will be his last term.
Oakland Unified is legally required to offer its unused facilities to charter schools. But the new agreements were hotly contested at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Thousands of children who live in Oakland don’t attend district schools. We spoke to four families about why they decided to leave.
With higher absence rates due to COVID, some school leaders say it’s time to stop tying attendance to funding.
OUSD high schoolers can graduate with Ds, but the grade bars them from admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.