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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 [...]
Special education classroom. Photo courtesy of www.thestoryofus.info.

Complaint Filed Against Oakland Unified for “System-wide Violations of Rights of Children with Disabilities”

Disability Rights of California has filed a complaint against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on behalf of the district’s special education students, alleging that “OUSD’s policies and practices result in system-wide violations of the [...]
Mural at MLK Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Develops Literacy and STEM Programs

West Oakland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is on the rise. A highly involved administration and staff, along with growing parent involvement and community support, has provided the school with the resources to blossom [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Consultant Lance Jackson’s Company Sued in Corruption Scandal

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is paying consultant Lance Jackson to head its Facilities Planning and Management Department through the district’s contract with Seville Group Inc. (SGI), while Jackson continues working as an executive [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Intel Partners with Oakland Schools to Expand Computer, Engineering Programs

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) celebrated a new partnership with Intel that will expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district and is designed to create a technology jobs pipeline from Oakland public schools [...]
Teachers at Cleveland Elementary School rally for a new contract.

Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Against School District

Oakland teachers have voted to authorize a strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) if they do not settle their contract by the time school opens next fall.
Latino Action Network members (L to R): Victor Martinez, steering committee; Emma Roos, co-chair; Yolanda Schonbrun, co-chair; and Jorge Lerma, lifetime educator. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Latinos Significantly Underrepresented in Teaching and Other Jobs in OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson: “We have to embody the diversity of this community”

While Latino youth make up 41 percent and still growing numbers of students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), they are a disproportionately small part of the OUSD workforce, significantly in the classroom, where [...]