The Oakland Education Week in Review: 2/3-2/10

Last week, OUSD is getting creative on housing, great stuff from the ELLMA office, looking at challenges to Oakland Ed, the messed up conditions at Frick, rethinking juvenile hall, OUSD’s structural deficit and the annual layoff cycle, the upcoming bond and more, please read, share and get involved Oakland: Holy Crap, OUSD, and Partners, Are…


What the F is Happening at Frick? And Why Aren’t We Doing Anything–The Real Conspiracy

I know you all love conspiracies.  I got one.  It goes back hundreds of years and involves the most powerful interests in the country.  And whether they know it or not, most people are actively or tacitly involved.  And you can see the strange fruits of it everywhere.  Don’t believe me?  Look down the street…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/27-2/2

Last week, some great events coming up with the Panthers, OUSD finally does something with surplus property, how the reading wars hurt Black kids, more drama from the Board meetings, an inspirational story from a student headed to law school, all that and much more, please read share and get involved Oakland: County Superintendent of…


First Week of February is Busy Across OUSD with Numerous Events Including Celebrations of Black History, the District’s Annual Spelling Bee and Calls for More Funding For Education

OUSD press releaseOakland, CA — The first week of February is a special one across OUSD for several important reasons. It starts with the fact that February is Black History Month, which coincides with several events this week. First off, it’s African American Read In Week, in which volunteers from wide-ranging industries will be visiting our schools…


PROGRESS REPORTED AS COLLABORATIVE WORK CONTINUES BETWEEN ACOE AND OUSD ON DISTRICT FISCAL VITALITY PLAN

Press ReleaseHayward, CA – Having made significant progress in multiple areas addressed in Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) Fiscal Vitality Plan, the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) and OUSD are continuing the collaboration in which ACOE provides intensive support and technical assistance for OUSD’s fiscal operations. ACOE’s intensive support team and OUSD’s fiscal staff and leadership have…