Tag Archives: OUSD

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.
Urban Peace Movement's youth member Joel Reyes facilitates a chess lesson for DetermiNation Black Men's Group. Photo by Prince White.

School suspensions cost communities and unfairly affect minorities, experts say

A recent study suggests that not only do suspensions take a toll on students, they place a financial burden on their communities. In March, the California Dropout Research Project at UC Santa Barbara and the...

Henderson’s career comes full circle as A’s rename field after him

Ricky Henderson tried not to smile. He strode onto the Oakland Athletics’ field with his unmistakable swagger—a delicate mix of confidence, bravado and humility—embodied by his sleek blazer, grey trousers, sunglasses, and a peek of...
AC Transit buses leave Skyline High School filled with students. (Photo: Jeff Weisinger)

OUSD and AC Transit finding a new route to bus students

After 20 years of collaboration, the Oakland Unified School District and Alameda Contra-Costa Transit are now negotiating to find a cheaper way to provide bus services to local students.