What you need to know about COVID in Oakland right now.
County ICU hospitalizations increase; Teachers push back on district's re-opening plan; playgrounds can open
OUSD has submitted its re-opening plan to the county, including a targeted re-opening date for January 25, 2021 for lower grades.
OUSD teachers share the challenges of distance learning, and what it would take to go back to the classroom.
Oakland Voices spoke with some teachers about the challenges and surprises of distance learning.
"We will continue to work to improve crisis distance learning and organize to get the funding and resources for a safe school reopening. We have an opportunity to make schools better than they were pre-COVID.”[Read more]
Amid coronavirus, teachers reach tentative deal and police say crime on the rise.
Oakland Voices chats with four activists who attended the "“Ed Equity or Else” National Day of Resistance against calls from the Federal government to prematurely reopen schools.
OUSD needs to successfully negotiate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with seven labor unions before school of any type can resume.
Oakland now has 3,259 positive COVID-19 cases. Alameda County is at 8,478 cases (data as of July 14), nearly doubling the number of cases from just a month ago (there were 4,390 cases on June[Read more]