OUSD Early Literacy Newsletter January 2021

Join Us: Literacy Summit & Family Workshop on Feb. 18Greenleaf students celebrating books, pre-COVID.Our second Literacy Summit and Family Workshop is coming up soon on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 6:00p.m. Join us to learn about:The state of literacy in OUSDOur literacy progress based on middle of the year assessmentStrategies to support reading at home with your…


Lighthouse steps up to screen students for dyslexia

Every child is different and those differences can include the ways the children learn to read. Whether we identify those learning differences early and respond to them can make all the difference. Dyslexics are overrepresented in self made millionaires and prison inmates, the difference is in whether that so called “neurocognitive” difference is identified and addressed. Locally, Palo…


OUSD Students and Staff Featured in New Documentary Homeroom Heading to 2021 Sundance Film Festival This Month

Sunday, January 17, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected] Oakland, CA — Starting in 2019, a documentary film crew worked in OUSD watching the educational process and seeing the lives of students, along with staff and families. The intent was to show urban education through the eyes of Oakland students, specifically students at Oakland High School and on…


Statement from Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe on Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 State Budget Proposal

View in your browser Leer en español Contact: Michelle Smith McDonald, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, [email protected], (510) 670-4163 January 8, 2021 Today Governor Gavin Newsom shared his state budget proposal for 2021-22, which includes critical funding increases to address the pandemic-induced realities that have so profoundly and inequitably impacted public education. We appreciate that the Governor’s…


First Asian American OUSD Superintendent Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Thursday, January 7, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — Oakland Unified School District is in mourning after learning that former Superintendent Carole Quan passed away after a battle with cancer. Quan led the District from 1997 to 1999 after spending a lifetime being educated in and then working for OUSD. She attended Franklin Elementary, Roosevelt Junior…