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OUSD Proposes to Change Fremont High School’s Name to Innovation High

By Quenajonay Frazier, Green & Gold   Fremont High will no longer be Fremont High after next year — it will be called Innovation School of Oakland.   This change is one of many outlined [...]
Fremont High School Media Academy juniors Kammi Bauzon and Willie Williams spoke on NBC News in 2014.

Fremont High’s Student-run Newspaper Shuts Down After 104 Years

Fremont High School in East Oakland has shut down its award winning school newspaper, the “Green & Gold,” which has been training young writers and reporting school news for the past 104 years.
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Free Summer Lunch Program

City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Alameda County Community Food Bank recently announced joint summer meal programs to provide local children free breakfast, lunch and snack during the school break.
The Westlake community went to the June 10 school board meeting to oppose placing a charter high school on their campus. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Board Members Balk at Placing Charter High School on Middle School Campus

Several members of the Oakland Board of Education are balking at a proposal of the Oakland Unified School District administration to place a charter high school on the same campus as Westlake Middle School, leading [...]
Latino Education Network spokespersman Jorge Lerma holds a copy of the complaint filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Federal Complaint Filed Against OUSD on Behalf of English Learner Students

Several local Latino organizations filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights against the Oakland Unified School District for failing to provide adequate education to English Language Learner students.
Community members who are opposed to the Marcus Foster kitchen project include West Oakland residents (left to right) Lynne Horiuchi, Jeff Baker, and Madeline Wells. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

OUSD to Tear Down West Oakland School to Build Industrial Kitchen

Despite vocal opposition of some community residents, the Oakland Unified School District is moving ahead with plans to demolish Marcus Foster School in West Oakland and build an industrial-style kitchen to provide healthy meals to [...]
A chorus of Oakland students, Young Gifted and Black (YGB), performed at this year's African American Honor Roll on May 11, celebrating the academic achievements of African American students in Oakland Unified School District.

Oakland Unified Celebrates 1,000 African American Honor Roll Students

For the fourteenth straight year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is celebrating the academic accomplishments of African American students across the district.   Over the 2014-15 school year more than 1,000 African American students, between [...]
Jesse Jackson met with young musicians during his visit Wednesday to Oakland Technical High School.

Jesse Jackson Visits Oakland Technical High School, Promotes Silicon Valley Diversity

Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Oakland Technical High School this week to continue his advocacy for increased technology instruction in American schools and greater representation of women, minorities, and low-income students in the fields of computer [...]