Residents with a direct stake in Oakland schools share their thoughts about this year’s school board races.
The organizers, who have been occupying the school since May, also said they intend to file a lawsuit against the school district and officials.
A two-month occupation by community members opposing the school’s closure came to a head on Thursday evening.
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.
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 District 4 director’s five decades of experience with Oakland schools gives him rare insight into the challenges and strengths of the district.
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.
It’s been a volatile year for the board—one director quit altogether. Here’s where some remaining hot-button issues stand.
The OUSD board also granted Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell a three-month sabbatical and interviewed candidates for the District 6 seat this week.
Also: A tax measure to support college and career readiness for Oakland students could be on the ballot in November.
We visited the campus on the last official day of instruction, and on the first day of the volunteer-led school.
A group of Oakland moms and their children are offering their own “community school” on campus.
If Oakland’s school board doesn’t fill the vacant seat by July 1, the county will step in to call a special election.
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.
Oakland teachers announced a one-day strike over school closures, and district leaders say they won’t be able to cover staff absences.
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.
Families at Parker—a nearly century-old school in East Oakland—aren’t going quietly.