Tag Archives: OUSD

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...

In an era of laptops and smartphones, Oakland residents battle the digital divide

Over the years, the gap between those who have access to Internet and computers and those who don't has narrowed. However, access to the Internet is still a problem for around 20% of Oakland residents,...
Mary Loeser, a 4th grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary, holds up a sign between lanes of traffic during a demonstration in response to possible OUSD budget cuts. Photo by Anne Wernikoff

Teachers protest proposed budget cuts as school board votes down possible charter school

On Wednesday, while the school board met in closed session, the Oakland Education Association (OEA) took to the street to protest. With handmade signs, teachers gathered at seven different locations in Oakland to express their...
Community members file to the podium to voice concerns to the OUSD school board. Photo by Hyowon Lihinag-Tam.

Oakland school board approves contract to finish rebuilding Glenview Elementary

Approving the construction contract for Glenview Elementary School, adopting an electronic enrollment system and updates on programs for district English learners dominated the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
Students at Brookfield Elementary School in East Oakland play on the school's blacktop after school. A vegetation barrier was installed at the school by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce air pollution at the school, which is situated by one of the busiest freeways in the Bay Area.

Environmental barrier gives students at one Oakland school a chance at fresh air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.