Oakland Voices correspondent Debora Gordon chats with 9 Restorative Justice leaders in OUSD.
County ICU hospitalizations increase; Teachers push back on district's re-opening plan; playgrounds can open
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]
7 OUSD teachers respond to distance learning, and what the first week of school might look like.
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]
Two months into schools being closed, three East Oakland teachers say some students have yet to have internet access during this time, and how many students do not like online learning.
"It's not just the virus that I'm afraid of. It is this human contact that has made me realize and admit it's the solitude that I am afraid of. The admission that I depend on[Read more]