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]
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]
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]
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]
OUSD may be moving forward with closing more schools
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.
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 correspondent Debora Gordon chats with 9 Restorative Justice leaders in OUSD.