Tag Archives: Oakland Unified School District

Lance Jackson

High-Priced Consultant Still Earning $30,000 a Month at Oakland Unified Buildings and Grounds Workers Fear They Will Be Replaced by Consultants

Lance Jackson, a $30,000-a-month, $360,000-a-year consultant hired by the Oakland Unified School District, has entered his second school year at the helm of the district’s Facilities Planning and Management Department.
After being shuttered for eight years, OUSD reopened the McClymonds High School pool on Tuesday, Nov. 3. McClymonds senior Jared Utley takes a splash! Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Makes A Big Splash with Pool Reopening

  McClymonds High School is making new waves with the reopening this week of its school pool this week, which has been shuttered for eight years.   For community members who have mobilized to preserve [...]
Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown (center) helped present a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a synthetic turf surface at the Elmhurst Campus in East Oakland. From left to right:  Raiderettes Marcy and Morgan, OUSD Board of Education President James Harris, Alliance Academy Principal Stacey Wyatt, Visit Oakland CEO Alison Best, Elmhurst Community Prep student Damian Warren, Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Elmhurst Community Prep Principal Kilian Betlach, Alliance Academy student Tavita Halatoa, East Bay Asian Youth Center Executive Director David Kakishiba, Marsha Murrington of Bay Area LISC, Raiderettes Kelly and Kindra. (Photo courtesy of Tony Gonzales/raiders.com)

Oakland Raiders, LISC Award $200,000 Grant to East Bay Asian Youth Center

  The Oakland Raiders and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, recently awarded the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) with a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a [...]

OP-ED: What Oakland Unified Can Do to Destigmatize Adolescent Pregnancy

  By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES   Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
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Mackites Turning Dreams into Reality

  Coach Ben Tapscott and a host of Mack alumni are mobilizing community-wide support to address the Oakland Unified School District and Superintendent Antwan Wilson on a campaign to keep McClymonds High School open. Alumni [...]
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.
Michael Hudson, CMT Integration Inc.

OP-ED: Technology in OUSD Opens Opportunities for Students

  By Michael B Hudson, CMT Integration Inc.   Having the opportunity to utilize current technology in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is always a good thing.   The recent landmark partnership between OUSD [...]
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Oakland Street Academy Teacher Betsy Schulz Retires After 40 Years

  Betsy Schulz, who has taught generations of high school students at Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy, has retired after 42 years       Schulz began her teaching career at the small alternative school, [...]

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 [...]
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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.