Families at Parker—a nearly century-old school in East Oakland—aren’t going quietly.
In two weeks, Oakland Unified School District may allow students to stop wearing masks outdoors. Plus: Officials presented a budget update at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
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.
Thousands of children who live in Oakland don’t attend district schools. We spoke to four families about why they decided to leave.
Students are eager to respond to the school board’s recent decisions with their newly won voting power in November.
The board’s decision may lead to more protests and hunger strikes, including from students.
Andre San-Chez and Moses Omolade have gone 18 days without eating.
The Oakland Unified school board will discuss a resolution on Friday to delay all closures and mergers until next year.
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.
In the face of massive protests, OUSD directors scaled back their plan, but proceeded with closures to address budget problems.
Enforcing the vaccine requirement this year would have likely pushed nearly 3,000 students out of school.
The school board will vote by the end of the month on the reductions, which will impact school sites and central office staff.
Amid a spike in COVID cases, some educators are pressuring OUSD to provide weekly testing and KN95 face masks.
The biggest education news in 2021 was undoubtedly the reopening of schools during a pandemic.
District leaders emphasize the need to increase salaries, but OUSD also faces declining enrollment and attendance, which means less revenue.
Educators say libraries should be a basic part of every child’s school experience. But Oakland Unified has struggled to maintain them for decades.
The Sojourner Truth program previously served a couple hundred students with flexible schedules and in-person instruction. It’s been replaced by Zoom schooling for over a thousand.
Most OUSD students 12 and up will need to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1 to continue going to school in person.
Declining enrollment and heavy reliance on one-time funds has imperiled the district’s finances, county Superintendent L.K. Monroe warned.
Oakland Unified is getting ready to implement its reparations resolution for Black students, and wants to hear from the public. Here’s how to participate.