Tag Archives: school

Youth Alive! tries to break cycle of violence in Oakland

In a Castlemont High School classroom converted into a theater for the day, seven-year-old Junior returned home from school to face his parents after receiving a bad report card. “How the hell did you get...

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."
Teddy bears were given to classrooms at Horace Mann Elementary to restart OPD's Teddy Bear Patrol program.

Oakland police bring back the Teddy Bear Patrol

Kindergarten and first grade students gathered in the auditorium of Horace Mann Elementary Wednesday afternoon cheered as Oakland Police officers handed teachers a special community policing accessory—four brown teddy bears, with blue bows tied around...
Andre Johnson gets extra math help from Melissa Williams during the 8th inning.

Green Stampede volunteers combine baseball and tutoring

The Green Stampede was founded in 2001 by Oakland school board member Chris Dobbins, who designed the program, along with friends who were both teachers and A’s fans, as a combination recreational and tutoring after...
OUSD board member Jody London listens to Kaiser family concerns after the meeting was adjourned.

OUSD meeting turns into emotional protest

An OUSD facilities board meeting turned into an emotional protest Tuesday afternoon when parents, faculty and staff from Kaiser Elementary School showed up unannounced, rallying to keep their school open.
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Musically Minded offers classes, concerts and community

Musically Minded Academy, a brand new school, community center and concert venue in Rockridge, opened its doors to students of every age this January. Singers, drummers, and classic pianists—and no matter what their experience level—can...
Second graders at Chabot Elementary work on a writing assignment in a newly-heated classroom on Wednesday. The District is scrambling this week to fix heaters at schools, like Chabot, which found themselves without heat after the Thanksgiving break.

Hats and scarves required in classrooms as OUSD works to restore heat

Until Monday morning, Chabot Elementary School, like several other schools in the Oakland Unified School District, was still struggling to heat all of its classrooms in the cold days following Thanksgiving break. Last week in...