Four OUSD Teachers Receive Special Recognition From Alameda County Office of Education

OUSD NEWSROOMPRESS RELEASE Tuesday, December 22, 2020Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — This year, the annual Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony was unlike any other. The ceremony happened online earlier this month, and the county sent no winners to the 2020 California Teacher of the Year competition. There was also a…


How Dumping the D Supports Struggling Students and Preps them for College

“When they became engaged, they met that bar.” Solutions to complex problems are sometimes right in front of us. Yet for whatever reason, we don’t act. Change is difficult when everyone is doing the same thing, year after year — now matter how bad the results. So we ignore the low-hanging fruit dangling right there.…


The Surge in the Pandemic is Causing Us to Change Our Reopening Plans

  December 14, 2020 Dear OUSD Community:We recently shared our plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction with January 25, 2021 as our target starting date. Unfortunately, COVID transmission and cases in our county continue to worsen. Before we break for the winter holiday, I wanted to let you know that we will not begin our…


Learn To Be expands free, 1-on-1, online tutoring to help students in need

A guest post from Mia McKeown and Clea Caddell of Learn To Be. Learning is a tough process, and it’s one made even more difficult with recent school shutdowns and remote learning stemming from the spread of COVID-19. Underserved communities, having already been held back by the American education system, have only been hurt further…