“Art has the power to change minds” Amidst an Increase in Violence, Oakland Artists Beautify International Boulevard to Promote Peace

PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Cathy DeForest [email protected] & 541-690-6976  https://www.visionquilt.org Tanya Dennis: [email protected] & 323-490-6127 https://www.peaceinthestreets.net Violence is on the rise in Oakland. From January to April of 2020 there were 14 homicides in Oakland. In 2021, there were 47 homicides in the same time period. To address this dramatic increase in violence, artists and activists…


I want my kids to return to in-person learning, but not quite yet

How do Oakland charter public school families feel about physically sending their kids back to school? How do they feel about distance learning? We are asking parents to share their thoughts. Interested in sharing your thoughts, or know of another parent who should? Let us know at [email protected] Ebony Avery; FIA Parent Leader, parent of…


“With connections comes success with newcomer students” OUSD Teacher Ms. Muñoz on supporting newcomer students

Haz clic aquí para leer en español A guest post from GO Public Schools, part of their Numbers and Narratives: A Year In Review series, we bring you a spotlight on Valeska Muñoz, biology teacher and former head of R.I.S.E. (Recent Immigrant Support and Engagement) academy at Oakland High School. When Valeska Muñoz became a teacher,…


Student Leadership Can Mean More than Bake Sales and Dances: What I learned from the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders

A guest post from Esha Potharaju, a student leader, describing how she grew from last year’s ED 100 conference, and how current students can apply In retrospect, it was ridiculous that I, as a student, had never felt like a stakeholder in my own school. My classmates often discussed amongst themselves the deteriorating condition of…


Congratulations on Reaching the End of the 2020-21 School Year!

OUSD Superintendent • 4 minutes ago • Thursday, May 27 at 11:55 AM • Oakland Unified School District, Media Contacts Thursday, May 27, 2021 Dear Oakland Community: As the school year comes to a close here in OUSD, I want to express my deepest appreciation to our staff and everyone in our community for their dedication to our students, leadership in…