OUSD Staff Member Invests Years of His Spare Time to Beautify Skyline High School, Culminating in Major Tree Planting Effort

OUSD Staff Member Invests Years of His Spare Time to Beautify Skyline High School, Culminating in Major Tree Planting EffortOakland, CA — Skyline High School in the hills above most of Oakland, is well-known for its location on the edge of the wilderness, and the woodsy feel of its campus. Now, an OUSD staff member is…


County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe Issues Statement on Public Charge Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2020Media ReleasePublic Information Officer Laura Forrest, (510) 670-7754, [email protected] Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling that lifts an injunction on the “public charge” ruleIn Alameda County we embrace our diversity and take pride in the community support that we provide to all who come to our country…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/20-1/26

Last week, the EB Times endorsements (Childress and Cole), the launching of the Literacy for All campaign, and how you can help, funky business on another school board, a look at OUSD enrollment, the housing crisis, OUSD kids getting an HBO spotlight, some families you can help out, an argument for the statewide bond, all…


High Schools that Latinx Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Data

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break it…


My friend is dead, but don’t call her a hero

A guest post honoring our recently deceased friend and partner Courtney Everts Mykytyn written by Courtney Martin Is there anything more insufferable than a white person trying not to be racist?  You know the type–she’s so well-intentioned, but also inevitably a little annoying, checking and re-checking every one of her instincts and assumptions, turning apologies into events,…