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New Oakland schools superintendent promises action (Video)

The first day on the job, Oakland Unified’s new superintendent Antwan Wilson said OUSD is not going to ignore problems sometimes considered  “too hard” for school districts to overcome, such as the...
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OUSD students gain a say in local control plan

Ever since California passed its historic new "Local Control" education funding law last year, school districts have been tasked with coming up with their own plans on how best to spend their education...
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When the sea levels rise in the Bay, where will it hurt in Oakland?

The shoreline along Oakland is a checkerboard quilt of cement, steel and wetlands, with grassy estuaries sandwiched between walls of cement where old terminal buildings rise from the shore, steel pipes send...
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School police reined in under new OUSD policy

photo courtesy of the Black Organizing Project As Oakland High School student Francisco Martinez wheeled up to the podium at last week’s board of education meeting to tell how he had been pushed out of his...
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Oakland school board denies charter for Reems, seeks parcel tax for its high schools

A tiny K-8th grade charter school that serves kids in East Oakland’s most dangerous and desperate neighborhood lost its charter Wednesday night after an emotional session before the Oakland board of...
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Video – Linked Learning for Oakland high schoolers: What’s it all about?

http://youtu.be/i5Sy0G02Le4   Oakland school officials believe high school students are more serious about classwork and study harder when they can connect their high school curriculum with...
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African American Honor Roll at OUSD enlists 1,000 secondary school students

More than a thousand high school and eighth grade students were honored for their scholastic achievement Monday night as African American Honor Roll students in Oakland Unified School District. Gathered at...
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OUSD board unanimously votes in new superintendent — now the work begins

After an emotional discussion, the Oakland School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire Antwan Wilson -- an assistant superintendent from Denver known for turning around high schools and instilling in...
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Oakland’s newest school superintendent faces major challenges: What are they?

People describe Antwan Wilson, the assistant superintendent of Denver Public Schools who has been nominated to lead Oakland Unified School District, as having lots of energy and a track record of improving...
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Breaking: Oakland school district chooses new superintendent

The board of the Oakland Unified School District announced it has nominated Antwan Wilson from the nationally recognized Denver Public Schools where he is assistant superintendent, as the new superintendent...