Tag Archives: OUSD

Volunteers with Great Oakland Public Schools make phone calls in support of Measure N, a proposed parcel tax that would provide college and career readiness programs for Oakland high school students. Photo courtesy of Great Oakland Public Schools.

Measure N would expand college and career readiness programs in high schools, faces little opposition

Measure N is a parcel tax that, if passed on Tuesday, would direct funds towards college and career preparation programs in Oakland's high schools.
School Board Candidates Interactive Map

School board candidates present backgrounds, qualifications

Three Oakland school board members are vacating their spots on the Board of Education this fall, making room for a field of first-time school board candidates racing toward the November 4 election.
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Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline: examining arrests among black male students in OUSD

Oakland’s black youth are arrested in school at a rate that is more than double their proportion of the school population, a community nonprofit said.
Yoga instructor Rebecca Adams leads members of the OHS basketball team through a series of poses and stretches in her weekly class.

Yoga classes help Oakland High School athletes improve physical and mental health

When Rebecca Adams started teaching yoga and mindfulness at Oakland High School last year, it was as a weekly class for the staff, funded by a Staff Wellness grant from the Oakland Unified School District.
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner represents the East Bay. Photo credit: OUSD

New school lunch waiver seen as hurdle for hungry kids

For the first time in the Oakland Unified School District’s history, parents of all low-income children eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch must apply for the program by February 6 -- or the...
Science teacher Aaron Vanderwerff, students at Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland accept $7,000 grant from ING's Unsung Heroes program on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Oakland teacher awarded grant for “Creativity Lab”

High school teacher Aaron Vanderwerff was recognized on Tuesday for the development of an inventive science program that has helped to transform the lives of young students at Lighthouse Community Charter School, in Oakland.