A Fremont High teacher fights for her students’ future and their access to the internet

Saying Fremont High School in East Oakland serves a high-needs student population is a severe understatement. That was true before COVID-19 exacerbated inequities and made life that much more difficult for students, and educating them that much more challenging for their teachers. “You have kids who are homeless, you have kids who are unaccompanied minors,…


Oakland Unified School District Teams up with Oakland’s own Network Television Station, KTVU, to Celebrate Class of 2020 & All District Students

PRESS RELEASE  Wednesday, May 27, 2020Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected] Oakland, CA — For the Class of 2020, this graduation season has been anything but normal. Because most schools are using online tools to hold their commencement ceremonies, OUSD wanted to do something additional to celebrate our graduating seniors and all students who are rising in grade…


The African American Achievement Gap and COVID-19: Family Voice and Reimagining What Comes Next

COVID-19 has changed everything and education as we know it will forever be changed. We are astutely aware of how it is bringing disparities and inequities within our community to full view. Of course COVID-19 didn’t bring them about as much as expose the institutional trauma of racism and anti-blackness of the institutions we rely…


Charter Schools with Open Seats on 5/25, You Can Still Apply, Many Great Choices

There are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. I did not get the district list this week but will publish when/if I do. Different schools, sometimes show results for certain groups…


19th Annual African American Honor Roll Celebration Set for Thursday Evening with Help from OUSD Educators, Leaders, and Celebrities, Tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2020Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected] Oakland, CA — On Thursday evening, May 21, Oakland is coming together to celebrate African American students in an unprecedented way. It will be the 19th Annual African American Honor Roll Celebration when OUSD and the city celebrate outstanding academic work by students, as their family and friends cheer them…