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Charter association sues district over quality of facilities

Proposition 39, also known as the “Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act,” was passed by voters in 2000, and requires all California school districts to provide equivalent facilities to charter schools and the...
While the FAIR Act mandates schools in California to update their curriculum, the state didn't give schools resources or funds to buy new textbooks or other resources.

Oakland schools make LGBTQ representation a priority in history curriculums

California’s FAIR Act is an attempt to diversify history curriculum—specifically, to represent in history lessons people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and people with disabilities. The FAIR Education Act, or SB 48, went...
On Wednesday night, community members interested in teaching in Oakland attended a recruiting event hosted by non-profits Educate 78, Education for Change and the Oakland Unified School District.

Recruitment fair hopes to engage new teachers, addressing Oakland teacher shortage

On Wednesday night, community members interested in teaching in Oakland attended a recruiting event hosted by non-profits Educate 78, Education for Change and the Oakland Unified School District.
OUSD board directors discuss budget priorities, approve KIPP Bridge Charter School expansion at Wednesday night's meeting.

OUSD Board of Education approves expansion of KIPP Bridge Charter School

Few members of the public attended the beginning of Wednesday night’s meeting for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education. In a relatively empty room, the board heard a presentation from schools police...
Darius Aikens, a junior at Oakland High School, and Bianca Ramirez, a sophomore at Fremont High School, are student directors for the school board for the 2015-2016 school year.

In Oakland, students have a voice as school board directors

Darius Aikens, a junior at Oakland High School, and Bianca Ramirez, a sophomore at Fremont High School, are student directors for the school board for the 2015-2016 school year. They attend all board meetings and...
School board directors discuss potential changes in the district's enrollment policy.

School board considers options for proposed enrollment policy

On Wednesday, district officials presented a plan for improvements to the student enrollment system, Lance Jackson updated the board on the Central Kitchen Project, and the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) presented a progress report from...
Supporters of KIPP Bridge Charter School speak to the OUSD school board at Wednesday night's meeting.

School board approves Central Kitchen Instructional Farm and Education Center project

The board approved the Central Kitchen project, KIPP Bridge Charter School presented materials for a proposed elementary school, and, after some discussion, the board approved a facilities use agreement with Lazear Charter Academy.
Members of the group BAMN were told to step away from the podium after speaking over the allotted time during the public comments section of Wednesday night's OUSD board meeting. Photo by Erika Alvero.

OUSD meeting punctuated by argument rolls out budget transparency, special ed plan

During Wednesday night’s Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education meeting, the CFO presented a new web tool which would make the district’s annual budget more accessible to the public, special education staffers explained...