FASTalk connects teachers and non-English speaking OUSD families during COVID-19

When it comes to communicating with their child’s teacher, most parents want the same thing: to understand what their child is learning in school and how they can support their education when they’re at home. Most parents would say they want that information directly from their child’s teacher.  Depending on the school, channels of communication…


Charter Schools with Open Seats on 6/8, You Can Still Apply

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…


IT professionals push ISPs to provide free internet to families

One in five California students lack access to the internet, and 50 percent of low-income families (and 42 percent families of color) don’t have a device at home for their child to access distance learning. So, by our state’s own calculations, pretty much half of the students in the state haven’t been able to go…


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…