Our Babies Can’t Read, Will OUSD Take Action to Change That, and How You Can Help

If you are born, Black, Brown, Pacific Islander, Yemeni, or in another underserved group in Oakland, chances are you will never learn to read in Oakland Unified.  For Black kids its less than 1 in 5, around 1 in 4 for Brown kids and the numbers are no better for our other babies.  There is…


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 3/22-3/28

last week– the reopening saga continues, stories from community and families, its school choice time for next year and a look at the data, the state has new guidance on reopenings and a new ethnic studies curricula, all that and more, please read share and get involved Oakland: Oakland teachers union approves school reopening agreement…


OUSD and Partner Organization, The Oakland REACH Receive Major Grant to Expand the Citywide Virtual Hub to Support Oakland Students

OUSD NEWSROOM PRESS RELEASE Friday, March 26, 2021Contact: John Sasaki Communications Director [email protected], CA — The Oakland REACH (TOR) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) announced a new partnership today, “Reaching for More: Literacy and Learning for All.” They are dramatically expanding a virtual hub that will provide research-based literacy instruction and a variety of enrichment opportunities…


Middle Schools that Showed Progress with African American Children, You Should Have Gotten Your Offers, Now Make Your Choice

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  We haven’t had new school quality data from the state due to distance learning, so the data is from the 2018-19 school year and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and…