Tag Archives: Antwan Wilson

Parents speak at recent school board meeting. Photo courtesy of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN).

Will Oakland Community Be Involved in Selecting New Superintendent?

In the wake of Oakland Unified School District Supt. Antwan Wilson’s announcement that he is resigning, effective in February, parents, teachers and community members are asking the Board of Education to adopt a search process [...]
James Harris speaks on Supt. Wilson's resignation at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson Resigns Mid-Year to Lead Washington, D.C. Schools

  Ending months of rumors that he was applying for jobs at school districts around the country, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson announced this week that he is quitting after two-and-a-half years [...]
Mona Treviño (center) speaks at Wednesday’s school board meeting while members of Schools Oakland Students Deserve temporarily shut down the meeting protesting a takeover of the school district by charter schools. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Education Activists Protest Charter School Takeover of Oakland Public Schools

Education activists of color marched to the Oakland Board of Education Wednesday meeting, where they shut down the meeting for about 20 minutes to demand that the school board take a stand to halt “Common [...]
Board of Education members speak to special education parents about the district’s five core beliefs, which
include community engagement, at the special education Community Advisory Committee meeting. (Left
to right) Roseann Torres, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, James Harris, and Shanthi Gonzales. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Parents Say Oakland School District Breaking Federal Law School administrators walk out of community meeting

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]
Special education parents Inga Wagar, Kristen Zimmerman and Silvia Matta at the April 13 Board of Education meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Classes Being Disrupted with No Clear Notification of What Comes Next, Say School District Parents and Teachers

Parents and teachers are raising concerns that they are being kept in the dark until the last minute about what they consider to be a disruptive overhaul of the Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) special [...]
The Westlake Middle School community stood at the Wednesday School Board meeting to demontrate  with their  solidarity with principal Misha Karigaca, who the distict is removing from the school. Photo by Ken Epstein

Are Oakland Public Schools Being Displaced by Local Charters? Displacement, lack of jobs forcing families out; school sites eyed by luxury developers

Oakland teachers, parents and students who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their schools are increasingly finding themselves in conflict with a school district leadership that is committed to turning over more space at their [...]
OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson. Photo courtesy of Oakland North.

New York Times Looks at National Significance of Oakland’s Fight Over Billionaire-Backed Charter Schools

A front-page article published recently in the New York Times examines the battle in Oakland over the growing power of corporate-backed charter schools, which the Times says could impact the future of public education across [...]