Tag Archives: OUSD


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.
Oakland Tech stepped up rigor to raise scores of students taking the California high school exit exam.

Oakland high school test scores lag behind state

Oakland's high school test scores lag behind statewide averages in English language arts and math, despite a broad push toward better preparation. Join the discussion on how to interpret standardized test results.
American Indian School parents protest OUSD revoking schools charter. Photo courtesy of AIM.

Alameda school board faces decision on American Indian Model Schools

The Alameda County Board of Education will rule on Tuesday whether to reverse a decision that revoked the academic accreditation of a nationally lauded charter school system. American Indian Model Schools operates three schools in...