Tag Archives: Oakland Public Schools

Community members and parents wait in line to comment on the agreement and compliance review on the discipline of African American students at OUSD schools.

School board approves plan to address civil rights complaints over student suspensions

In a crowded boardroom and to strong applause, the OUSD board unanimously passed an agreement yesterday that resolved to address the Office of Civil Right’s (OCR) compliance review of the district’s discipline of African American...

OUSD school closures vote Wed follows years of creating small schools, then having to pay for them

The Oakland Unified School District's controversial proposal to close five elementary schools this fall, and more in coming years, follows a multi-year program of encouraging small small schools--subdividing bigger facilities into multiple smaller ones, each...
Families with young children came out Saturday for the 6th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair held at Peralta Elementary.

Peralta Elementary honored with National Blue Ribbon School award

Alameda County supervisor Keith Carson honored the school during its sixth annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair on Saturday. Peralta was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School last month. Tom Torlakson, California’s superintendent of...

At OUSD school board meeting, parents and students rallied against proposed school closures

An emotional Oakland Unified School District board meeting that attracted hundreds of agitated parents and children went on until nearly midnight, though the board took no action in its controversial plan to close or consolidate...

Oakland school board to review school closures list, terms better defined

The preliminary list of OUSD schools recommended for closure three weeks has changed. Now five elementary schools are recommended for closure while two others are being proposed for "quality expansion."