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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 take on students’ ability to achieve. Instead, it is going to tackle issues head on that have caused

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 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 education. (see more below) In a...

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...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Volunteer with Oakland’s libraries! (Community Voices)

by Shanthi Gonzales One of the benefits of serving on the Library Advisory Commission has been getting to know all the amazing people who volunteer for the city’s libraries. There is a whole constellation of ways that...

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Dispatches from OUSD: How do we find great leaders for our schools? (Community Voices)

By Superintendent Gary Yee I had the privilege of being part of a panel for the chamber’s Leadership Oakland Academy of 2013/14. This program of the Chamber provides “ … current and future leadership the opportunity to...

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