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Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Stopping gentrification in OUSD: Update on the displacement of Dewey and privatization of public land (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch, in collaboration with Dewey teachers Since we last wrote about the development deal that would potentially displace Dewey Academy and sell off public land, we’ve witnessed inspiring awareness and mobilization among the OUSD community. At each of the two relevant board meetings that happened last week, the 7-11 meeting

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance–right on your phone

There’s a new app about Oakland public schools that might help parents figure out which schools are strong and where their kids might be well served. Usable on a desktop or mobile device, it’s free at http://bit.ly/OaklandScoreMap, and it’s...

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Dewey Academy in danger of displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch in collaboration with Dewey teachers Displacement of longtime low-income residents due to gentrification has been an all too common story in the Bay Area recently. Now the same insidious process is...

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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 dollars as well as how...

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, March 7th, 2014

MetWest student journalists break out YoungOakland.com

They have stories to tell, these youth, about their lives in Oakland, their lives before Oakland, about being young, about not knowing what’s ahead, about being absolutely sure what’s ahead, about what they see as news in...

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