McClymonds High School Football Team Leaves on Thursday for Southern California to Chase Fourth Straight State Championship

OUSD press release Oakland, CA — On Thursday afternoon, December 12, the players and coaches of the McClymonds High School football team will board a bus heading for Southern California where they will play in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 2-A Championship. The team is going for their fourth straight state championship after a big…


Measuring School Quality; the Case for Looking at Student Growth and Proficiency

A Guest post from Jonathon Stewart, who is the Senior Fellow, Oakland CORE Collaborative Project with the Rogers Family Foundation Measuring both student proficiency, whether students are on grade level, and student growth from year to year matters (read here and here), particularly in places like Oakland where thousands of students enter school each year…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 12/2-12/9

Last week- celebrating Black educators, a look at school diversity, Integration in Oakland? Some interesting work at Castlemont, a really important article on skyrocketing housing costs in the most affordable neighborhoods, will schools get more state aid? all that and more, please, read, share and get involved Oakland: Celebration of Black Educators CRUNCHED: Diversity in…


First Interim Budget Update from OUSD

Dear OUSD Staff and Community,On Dec. 11th, OUSD staff will present the first interim budget report to the Board and the public. We’d like to share some important information before that presentation as well as next steps in our budget process. The First Interim Report has Two Key Budget Updates (Click here for the first interim report materials)This year’s…


Questions and Answers for Families on Reading; The NAACP, The Oakland REACH and Oakland’s New Literacy For All Campaign

How well can your child read?  Not what are their grades, but really, how well can they read?  Are they on grade level?  That was a question The Oakland REACH and Oakland NAACP started asking with families over the last year, and as the answers emerged, a new campaign was born, the Oakland Literacy For…