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Monday, September 29th, 2014

More graduate from Oakland schools, and other OUSD data points

After years of reform, some things are improving at Oakland Unified School District. More kids are graduating and fewer are dropping out, with the graduation rate rising to 66.8 percent for June 2013, according to data released last week. Suspensions are down by a third since 2012 and enrollment held steady this year from last

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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 equity in education. Those attributes...