Residents with a direct stake in Oakland schools share their thoughts about this year’s school board races.
A growing early childhood program for 4-year-olds who aren’t eligible for kindergarten shows promise and could lead to better academic outcomes later.
Voters approved Measure QQ in 2020, granting 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in school board races. The county registrar says that won’t be possible for this November’s election.
While the occupation of the East Oakland school hasn’t ended, organizers are turning their sights to the upcoming school year, when five more OUSD schools will close.
Can OUSD do a better job of helping families who don’t always have the time, resources, and knowledge to research schools?
More than 10,000 residents in Oakland who are parents or caregivers but not citizens could be allowed to vote for OUSD school board members.
Slower speeds reduce serious injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions, but advocates say more must be done.
The group is a mix of parents, educators, and longtime Oakland residents.
A group of Oakland moms and their children are offering their own “community school” on campus.
Applications from District 6 residents are due by June 1. Positions in the district’s civilian committees are also available.
The historically Black school in West Oakland is receiving $65 million in Measure Y funding for long-needed upgrades. School leaders hope the improvements will lead to higher enrollment.
In a letter Monday, Gonzales condemned a lack of focus on student academic success and intimidation tactics by those who disagree with the board’s school closures plan.
A last-minute effort by OUSD to stop the one-day strike failed on Thursday.
The superintendent and most board members avoided discussion of this Friday’s one-day strike by the teachers union to protest school closures.
Oakland teachers announced a one-day strike over school closures, and district leaders say they won’t be able to cover staff absences.
The school is seeking an expansion that would make it the first undergraduate historically Black college in the state.
Nidya Baez could have pursued her education career anywhere, but she decided to stay at her East Oakland alma mater. Now, she’ll be taking over as principal in July.
School board members show no sign of reversing course, despite ongoing community opposition and a new charge of racial discrimination by the ACLU.
‘The little school,’ which grew out of a bilingual preschool, is getting smaller this year as part of OUSD’s school closure plan.
While Oakland schools are seeing fewer students enroll each year, many families say the district has plenty to offer.