Demanding budget transparency, the Oakland Board of Education voted this week to postpone making $14 million in cuts that staff was recommending for next school year, saying they wanted administrators to answer questions about how [...]
By Supt. Antwan Wilson Each year the budget prioritization process ensures we are good stewards of public funds and engages us in strategic decision-making. This year, we are facing a more challenging budget [...]
New international education performance reports came out in December, indicating that U.S. students once again show less math knowledge that students in other developed countries. How can we explain this? Why is [...]
In mid-December, the Post reported that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) faced a budget shortfall of between $22 million and $30 million, which the district did not confirm or deny.
Tisha Ortiz chose Cal State East Bay sight unseen. Unlike many of today’s college freshmen, the former foster youth didn’t tour campuses, compare dormitories or think about how far away she was moving [...]
By the Oakland Justice Coalition The mid-year resignation of OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson brings an opportunity for the Board of Education and the community to create a different and better vision for Oakland’s schools [...]
Portland Trailblazer’s basketball star Damian Lillard is fiercely proud of his Oakland upbringing and recently returned to his high school to update its gym. On Friday afternoon Dec. 16, hundreds of students came to Oakland [...]
Long addicted to crack cocaine, Charles Cole III’s parents finally went into recovery about 20 years ago. Twelve years old at the time, Cole had already lived in Chicago, Kentucky, Oakland and San Francisco, including [...]
La Junta de Educación de Oakland eligió esta semana la misma firma de búsqueda del sur de California para contratar a un nuevo superintendente que utilizó para contratar al superintendente saliente Antwan Wilson hace dos [...]
The Oakland Board of Education this week chose the same Southern California search firm to recruit a new superintendent that they utilized to hire outgoing Superintendent Antwan Wilson two-and-a-half years ago.