Students, Staff and Families at Seven Schools Across OUSD Work to Green Their Neighborhoods and Help Fight Climate Change, Campaign Pays Tribute to Essential Workers

OUSD NEWSROOM PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, March 23, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — In what is becoming a tradition in OUSD, students, staff and families are distributing and planting trees that will help improve the environment, and as students have learned, produce fresh air. “Today we’re planting trees so there is less opportunity to get asthma and…


How is Your School Doing by Black Families, Create your State of Black Education Report Card to Find Out

The first step to healing is admitting we have a problem.  It’s not a district problem, or charter problem, or a private school problem.  It’s a problem that underlies our societal fabric, and infects our institutions.  And until we step on the scale and look in the mirror, we probably won’t even know the true…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 3/15-3/21

Last week, agreement around the return to in person school, and the need for equity in that process, Director Harris pens an important piece on community schools, Oakland Undivided is making huge progress, The NAACP’s push for better literacy practices, plus we have the elementary schools that showed progress (it’s school choice time again in…


Elementary Schools that Showed Progress with Latinx 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…