Tag Archives: Oakland Unified School District

As early returns trickle in, Oakland voters and candidates wait

In a packed home in the Grand Lake neighborhood, supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her campaign’s volunteers nibbled on quesadillas and checked back and forth between CNN and the front door to see when...
California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Nick Schweizer, State Trustee Chris Learned, FCMAT CEO Michael Fine, and Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Karen Monroe laid out the plan and process for AB 1840 to the school board. Photo by Alyson Stamos

School board members discuss financial future of Oakland schools

Oversight officials outlined a plan to determine whether the Oakland Unified School District should qualify for deficit relief funding from California’s state budget under Assembly Bill 1840.
Teachers and students demonstrating for a new contract outside of Oakland International High School.

Oakland teachers protest amidst fraught contract negotiations

As the teachers' union and school district continue contract negotiations, teachers across Oakland demonstrated last week to demand smaller class sizes and a pay raise be included in the new contract.
Principal Betlach leads a staff meeting at Elmhurst Community Prep.

As schools struggle with turnover, an East Oakland middle school keeps its teachers

“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
Delisa Lynch, mother of RB Marshawn, encourages Edana Anderson, mother of student golfer Hannah.

Donations help restore funding for some Oakland school sports, but not bowling

Despite receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from community donors to support high school athletes, district officials have no plans to continue funding bowling.

Oakland educators are encouraging kids to “clown around”

On March 10, students from seven schools in the Oakland Unified School District participated in the 2018 Prescott Theater Circus showcase. The circus partnered with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra and the Museum of the African...

After two years, Oakland nearing goal for high school ethnic studies courses

Jason Muñiz stands in the door frame that separates his classroom from the bright hallway full of lockers, with his hands holding onto the frame behind him. He looks back and forth from the high...

Oakland school district tests water at schools for lead

Following the discovery of lead in the water at McClymonds High School in August, water testing has begun throughout the entire Oakland Unified School District. Currently, 13 additional schools in the district have been reported...

Schools in Oakland host Latinx Literature Read-In week

“Latinx Literature Read-In Week” took place from October 2 to 6 at many schools within the Oakland Unified School District including Allendale Elementary, Futures Elementary, and Fruitvale Elementary. The week focused on gathering volunteers to perform read-alouds...