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Opinion: “Common Enrollment” Is a Misfit for the Problems That Plague Oakland Schools Retaining and improving principals and teachers should be the top priority

By Roseann Torres   As a Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education member for the past three years representing District 5, I have remained committed to the basic reason I ran for the [...]
Oakland Charter Academy

Charter School Teachers Fired Two teachers fired for Blowing Whistle on Lack of Special Education, English Learner Instruction

Two whistleblowing teachers at the Oakland Charter Academy, part of the Amethod Public Schools network, are alleging that they were fired without notice on the last day before Christmas vacation after they complained that the [...]
Patrick Walsh

Op-Ed: Charter Schools Association Responds to School District Errors

By Patrick Walsh     Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently published its annual “Enrollment Options Guide,” which was intended to be a resource for local families. However, the publication contained numerous errors and excluded [...]
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 [...]
(From left to right) Roseann Torres and Shanthi Gonzalez

Community Objects to Privately Funded OUSD Enrollment Reform

Members of the Board of Education and community activists are raising concerns about how Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Supt. Antwan Wilson is funding the overhaul of the school enrollment process.