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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

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Support arts education in Oakland public schools

What better way to conclude a lovely summer in Oakland than to spend it in the company of those who love this city as much as you do, dancing to live music and dining by the water,...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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 toll that deep poverty and trauma...

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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 wheelchair...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Oakland school board votes to seek parcel tax, deny charter for Reems

The board of the Oakland Unified School District decided Wednesday to ask Oakland residents to approve a new parcel tax of $120 per parcel to help improve high schools. Voting to prepare a ballot measure for November, members said the...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Video – Linked Learning for Oakland high schoolers: What’s it all about?

Oakland school officials believe high school students are more serious about classwork and study harder when they can connect their high school curriculum with real-world work. Armed with data showing that students involved in internships tend to...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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 Acts Full Gospel Church with several...

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...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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 for Oakland. The Oakland Board of Education plans...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Oakland School District superintendent search in home stretch

The choice of a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District might be decided by the end of April, if all goes according to plan. The OUSD board of education is meeting with finalist candidates this...

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