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School District Curriculum Website Still Offline in Censorship Dispute with Teachers

Oakland teachers are still waiting to see if the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will re-establish a curriculum website that provided federally funded history curriculum units that encouraged students to study and evaluate social justice [...]
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Great Oakland Public Schools (GO) Endorses Candidates for Oakland School Board 

Great Oakland Public Schools (GO), a nonprofit network of educators, families and community leaders, has endorsed four candidates for the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education in the November 4th general election.
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry stands with his wife Mary, along with Superintendent Antwan Wilson, his wife Tresa, School board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, staff, principals, and teachers of OUSD and church members gather to pray for the work of the school district.

OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson Visits First African Methodist Church

New Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson spoke Sunday at Back to School Youth Covering Worship service held by the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church at 3701 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.
Carrington Taylor, recent Dewey Academy graduate, speaks Monday  at a rally and barbecue to support the school.  Next to him at left is Dewey student Kelvyn Wallis. Photo by Ken Epstein

Students, Teachers Rally to Save Dewey

Students, teachers and community members held a barbecue Monday to muster their forces to protect Dewey Academy, a longtime continuation high school that is sitting on property at Second Avenue and E. 12th Street that [...]
Martin Luther King, Jr. leads an anti-war march on March 21, 1967 in Chicago. The censorship of King's ideals, including his opposition to war and his poor people's campaign, was the topic of one lesson on the Urban Dreams website.

Teachers Accuse School Officials of Censorship for Closing Website

Teachers, community members and students are complaining that the Oakland Unified School District has violated academic freedom when it unilaterally, without any public discussion, shut down an “Urban Dreams” website, containing 27 units of federally [...]
Larry Moore continues to fight for justice after becoming a victim of mistaken identity. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Larry Moore’s Three-Decade Fight for Justice

For 29 years, Larry Moore has been struggling to clear his record after a bureaucratic mistake attached another person’s criminal record to his name. In that time, he has endured what some may view as [...]
Teach Tomorrow in Oakland (TTO) recently celebrated the first six of its educators to complete five years working as teachers in Oakland public schools. The program, begun in 2008, is designed to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland's children. From left: Claudette Center, Claremont Middle; Dana Kearney, Montera Middle; Precious James, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary; Jamie Knowles, Edna Brewer Middle; Kia Clark, Edna Brewer Middle; Cicely Day, Place at Prescott Elementary . Photo by Ken Epstein.

Teach Tomorrow Oakland Honors Six Inspiring Educators

An initiative established in 2008 between former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ office and Oakland Unified School District to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland’s children has reached [...]
Left to right, Isaiah Fortenberry with brother John Eric Fortenberry, cousin Gabriel Thomas and classmate Mikaela Sasada - Grass Valley representatives of the OUSD District K-12 Science Fair at Chabot Space and Science Center.

Future Scientists Celebrated at Chabot Space and Science Center

Special to the Post: The Oakland Unified School District’s K-12 Science Fair celebrated future scientists May 21 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. Now in its I56th year, the event displays the [...]