As I struggled trying to figure out how to host a Zoom meeting for the first time, the two 10th graders whom I was trying to interview sent me a link to a meeting that[Read more]
This article is part three of a three-part series sharing OUSD administrator and teacher perspectives to the start of in-person learning, including many lessons learned during 18 months of distance learning during COVID. (Read parts[Read more]
from kindergarten through high school, share their experiences and perceptions, from classroom to Zoom and back again.
What back-to-school has been like so far this semester
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, education activist Dirk Tillotson was killed in a home invasion robbery in Oakland. Oakland Voices alumni correspondent Iris M. Crawford, who worked with Tillotson on his Great School Voices blog,[Read more]
Fabulously multi-colored and splashed with scenes from across Oakland, Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s new BUS catered to every taste when it rolled out at the East Oakland Youth Development Center earlier this month. Some 60[Read more]
"Homeroom" documentary by Peter Nicks is the most hopeful in the trilogy of films focusing on Oakland's public institutions.
School starts next week, and the district has shared its plans for both COVID safety and supporting the mental well-being of students. In a recorded webinar, OUSD staff members share the overall plans and what[Read more]
Under updated guidelines from the state, California school children starting school this fall will need to wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Currently, vaccines are available to those 12 and older; many school[Read more]
Oakland Voices correspondent Debora Gordon chats with 9 Restorative Justice leaders in OUSD.