Tag Archives: Antwan Wilson

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 [...]
OUSD Enrollment Options Guide 2016-2017

OUSD Catalog Promotes Charters That Exclude Special Needs Students

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) for the first time has included charter schools in its annual catalog of school choices for parents – advertising many charters that do not offer services for special education [...]