Tag Archives: OUSD

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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 [...]
Organizers with the East 12th coalition unveil their proposal for affordable housing at the East 12th Street Remainder Parce.

Neighborhood Coalition Submits Proposal for East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist team, powered by the neighborhood group Eastlake United for Justice (EUJ), submitted its proposal to Oakland City Council for the construction of 98 exclusively affordable housing units on the publicly owned [...]
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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OP-ED: High School Students Can Take College Classes Through “Concurrent Enrollment”

By Dr. Elñora Tena Webb   Hopefully, like a growing number of folks, you’ve heard about “Concurrent Enrollment.”   It’s an opportunity provided to California’s youth that encourages them to enroll in their local community [...]
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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.