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Shaless Peoples is a resident and parent in Oakland.

OP-ED: Parent Responds to OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson

By Shaless PeoplesThank you Supt. Antwan Wilson for your invitation to hear feedback on this matter. I’d like to respond to two key points you brought up in your March 31 Op-Ed published on the [...]
Speakers called for higher wages and better schools at a San Antonio Park rally on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parents, Students and Teachers March for Better Schools

Several hundred students, parents and teachers held a rally and marched through the streets of East Oakland this week to demonstrate their solidarity with the teachers’ union in its contract negotiations with the school district [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Bypasses School Board to Hire Jackson for $30,000 Per Month

The Oakland Unified School District administration bypassed Board of Education approval in order to pay Lance Jackson $30,000 a month to oversee the district’s multimillion dollar construction program, the Oakland Post has learned. <
From left to right: Pastor Michael Moore , Dr. Jenne Scott, Pastor Gerald Agee, Dr. Patricia Scott, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Pastor Marie Reems, George Holland, Bill Patterson, Dr. Lawrence VanHook, Pastor Deborah Avery, Terry O. Wiley, and Chief of Schools Dr. Allen Smith.

Pastors, NAACP, Black Businesses Back OUSD Superintendent, Demand Positive Changes

Oakland Unified School District Antwan Wilson and his new team of administrators recently met with Pastors of Oakland, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland NAACP, seeking to build rapport and support for [...]
latino students

OP-ED: Latino Students Are “Overlooked and Poorly Represented” in Oakland Unified Latinos not getting fair representation

By Jorge Lerma   Latinos make up 41 percent of Oakland’s student population and are still overlooked and poorly represented in the policy and decision-making apparatus of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
Isaac Kos-Read is the recently hired Oakland school district's Chief of Communications and Public Affairs.

Public Relation Move by School District Backfires

For someone who does not understand unions and negotiations, it might appear perfectly innocent that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) put a “polite invitation” on the teachers union Facebook page to read the school [...]
Student honorees at a previous year's Latino Student Honor Roll.

Oakland Honors High Achieving Latino Students

The Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on Saturday, March 28 will honor over 1,700 Latino Students who have maintained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of [...]
Castlemont High School.

OUSD: McClymonds, Fremont, Castlemont Will not Become Charter Schools

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has announced that by a March 12 deadline, it has received letters of intent to design proposals for four schools that are part of the district’s intensive support school [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

Jackson gets $30,000 a Month to Replace White’s $13,000 Jackson Not Implicated in West Contra Costa Investigation, Says OUSD

The Oakland Unified School District has hired Lance Jackson as the interim head of the Division of Facilities and Management Department at the cost of $30,000 a month.