Tag Archives: students

Some Unexpected Outcomes of the Pandemic: Katharine Davies Samway

We asked our Oakland Voices alumni community members and correspondents: How has pandemic life changed your habits and your outlook? How have you navigated public spaces and health risks now that we are in a[Read more]
A banner that says "hands off our schools" in bold red letters in front of Oakland City Hall

School Closures Will Impact Oakland’s Most Vulnerable Students: Disproportionately Low-income, Special Education, and English Learners

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]
students holding signs outside middle school saying "save us"

Oakland Students, Teachers, Community Mobilize to Oppose District Plan to Permanently Close Schools

On a cold Monday night in the middle of a pandemic, almost two hundred members of the Manzanita Community School family and their allies gathered for a watch party on the school playground to witness[Read more]
A Latinx youth holds up a screen to take a selfie with a group of people behind him smiling and posing.

“Homeroom” Documentary Highlights Youth Activism in Oakland and Gives a Sense of Hope

"Homeroom" documentary by Peter Nicks is the most hopeful in the trilogy of films focusing on Oakland's public institutions.