On Friday, April 29, the Oakland Education Association held a one-day strike to protest the Oakland Unified School District’s lack of an engagement process prior to deciding to permanently close eight schools and truncate two[Read more]
There was ample sunshine, a lot of cameras (including a drone), some people wearing business suits, a homegrown NBA basketball player, and a hint of irony after school on the last day before spring break[Read more]
Update: On February 9, around 1 a.m., the OUSD school board passed a modified resolution that will close two schools this year: Parker K-8 and Community Day School. Brookfield Elementary, Grass Valley Elementary, Carl B.[Read more]
OUSD may be moving forward with closing more schools
Daria Belle exhibits her social justice and politically-themed art around the Bay Area, such as her recent participation with Artivate’s “Feminism Now.” The 16-year old high school sophomore lives in Oakland and attends school in[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.
OUSD's School will require students over 12 years old to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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]
Oakland Voices alumnus (2017-2018 cohort) has been accepted to several UC’s, and will be attending Berkeley in the Fall. Barba is Editor-in-Chief at the Peralta Citizen at Laney College. Barba said, “being a high school[Read more]