Now that adult education has a standalone school in East Oakland, many are hopeful that the programs can see a rebound.
Tag: School closures
A year after Oakland educators went on hunger strike, was the protest successful?
The Oaklandside spoke with Moses Omolade and Andre San-Chez a year after the two Westlake Middle School educators stopped eating to protest school closures.
Keeping schools open means tough budget decisions for OUSD board
The board reversed a plan to close six schools, but keeping them open will require tens of millions of dollars, a new report says.
How will OUSD afford to keep schools open?
Oakland’s school board voted to stop school closures. Now it must prove to the Alameda County superintendent that the district can afford it.
Oakland school closures won’t happen, after all
Five schools that were slated for closure this year will remain open, after the newly formed OUSD board voted to change course.
Oakland school closures may not happen under new OUSD board
The new school board will also grapple with maintaining a stable budget, improving literacy rates, and establishing a culture of consensus in the long-embattled district.
Parker Elementary occupation comes to a close
After 125 days, the group occupying the Parker school building to keep it from closing ended their protest and the school board voted on a new use for the facility.
2022 Election: What Oakland voters want for OUSD
Residents with a direct stake in Oakland schools share their thoughts about this year’s school board races.
Parker elementary supporters call for investigation into clash with OUSD security
The organizers, who have been occupying the school since May, also said they intend to file a lawsuit against the school district and officials.
OUSD security staff clash with protesters at Parker Elementary
A two-month occupation by community members opposing the school’s closure came to a head on Thursday evening.
Parker Community School supporters celebrate a summer of protest
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.
Oakland school board member Mike Hutchinson is just getting started: ‘There is real work that lies ahead’
OUSD’s District 5 school board director is now running his fourth campaign, for District 4, after the city redistricting process placed his home in a new zone.
‘The story doesn’t start with closing schools’: School board president Gary Yee on the evolution of OUSD
The District 4 director’s five decades of experience with Oakland schools gives him rare insight into the challenges and strengths of the district.
Effort to prevent Oakland school closures fails
At its last meeting this school year, the Oakland Unified School District board reaffirmed its decision to close, shrink, or merge 11 schools by 2024.
D6, school closures, OUSD budget: Here’s what the board has to tackle before starting summer break
It’s been a volatile year for the board—one director quit altogether. Here’s where some remaining hot-button issues stand.
Oakland school board votes against delaying school closures again
The OUSD board also granted Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell a three-month sabbatical and interviewed candidates for the District 6 seat this week.
OUSD board faces demands from Parker elementary protesters
Also: A tax measure to support college and career readiness for Oakland students could be on the ballot in November.
Photos: Inside the community school started by families protesting the closure of Parker elementary
We visited the campus on the last official day of instruction, and on the first day of the volunteer-led school.
Parker elementary families don’t want their school to close. So they’ve taken it over
A group of Oakland moms and their children are offering their own “community school” on campus.
OUSD board to appoint District 6 replacement for Shanthi Gonzales
If Oakland’s school board doesn’t fill the vacant seat by July 1, the county will step in to call a special election.