State Releases Test Results, Alameda County Students Continue to Show Progress

ACOE press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 9, 2019 Press ReleasePublic Information Officer Laura Forrest, (510) 670-7754, [email protected] Hayward, CA – Today the California Department of Education released the results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests administered during the 2018-19 school year. Smarter Balanced assessments are administered in third through eighth and 11th…


Possible Power Outages Could Affect Schools (English & Spanish) Dear OUSD Community,

OUSD press release Over the past several years, fire season has become more troublesome. This week, we are facing a challenging set of circumstances. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says due to gusty winds and dry conditions in the forecast, they will be taking proactive measures by shutting down power at some of our schools.…


Garfield Elementary School Community to Hold Two Protests on Friday Calling for Drivers to be More Careful and for the City of Oakland to Make the Area Safer

OUSD press releaseOakland, CA — Three days after the aunt of a Garfield Elementary Pre-K student was killed and the student was injured in a hit and run crash outside the school, the school community will be sending a loud and impassioned message to the city and its residents. They want drivers on city streets, especially…


Resources for white parents concerned about equity in Oakland schools

A guest post by Courtney Martin I’m working on a book about white parents and school integration, and such, am lucky enough to get paid to spend much of my day learning about the Oakland Unified School District and the equity issues that abound here (to some, that may sound more like a curse…). I…


The Sham of Oakland’s Graduation Rates for Black and Brown Kids

“Black and Brown kids are being robbed in this city, it is criminal, we are celebrating grad rates without even looking at whether students are college eligible.” Please watch this and take action to change it. Dr. Charles Cole breaks down the hypocrisy of lauding the increasing graduation rates, while NOT looking at the huge…