Declining enrollment at OUSD has fueled budget cuts and school closures. But district schools aren’t the only ones struggling to retain students.
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School board candidates meet for first forum after Rudsdale shooting
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.
Meet the Oakland rep running unopposed on the Alameda County Board of Education
Joaquín Rivera has been on the ACOE board since 2010, and said this will be his last term.
OUSD will lease more space to charters, amid school-closure turmoil
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.
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.
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.
Oakland Unified considers dropping the D grade
OUSD high schoolers can graduate with Ds, but the grade bars them from admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
‘We have to honor him through our work’: Oakland education community mourns activist Dirk Tillotson
Passionate about Black students’ success, Tillotson started and supported schools in Oakland and beyond. He died Oct. 1.