Tag Archives: OUSD

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OP-ED: Charter Schools are not the Answer to Oakland’s Public School Crisis

By Dan Siegel The debate over charter schools is waged on misleading and superficial grounds. According to the dominant narrative, the charter school discussion pits incompetent teachers championed by corrupt unions against sincere, committed parents [...]
Oakland Unified School District headquarters at 1025 Second Ave.

Does OUSD Want Input or Just a Rubber Stamp on School Headquarters Development?

The Oakland Unified School District has put its community engagement process on “reset” after plans to rebuild its central office complex blew up in its face amid community suspicions that the district was arranging to [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

School District Leaders Earn Top Pay

Teachers and others in the school community are complaining that Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson’s administration is top-heavy with highly paid new administrators who had worked in Denver, CO public schools. <
Tim White, OUSD Deputy Chief of Facilities, Planning and Management.

Construction Chief Tim White Pushed Out of Oakland Unified He objected to property sales being “rammed down the community’s throat”

Interim Replacement Heads Company Found Guilty of Bribery in San Diego   The new administration of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) seems to be in a rush to replace the widely respected, longtime head [...]
McClymonds community attends the school board meeting Wednesday, asking the district to inform them about what is planned for their school and saying they want to be included in the planning. Photo by Ken Epstein.

School District Faces Conflict Over Teacher Pay and “Redesign” of Five Schools

The Oakland Unified School District’s three new school board members and newly hired superintendent have taken their positions just as two of the district’s most protracted conflicts are coming to a head – poorly paid [...]
Members of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) marched on Monday in Oakland in the Martin Luther King Day Jr. march for #BlackLivesMatter. (Left to right) Front Row: Sayuri Sakkamoto, OEA President Trish Gorham, Natalia Cooper, Janan Apaydin; Back Row: Keith Brown, Lindah Martin, Bill Balderston. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Teachers Union Questions Redesign Plan for Five Schools

Parents, students and community members are hoping the Oakland Unified School District will provide specifics about the new “redesign” process that will take place this spring at five flatland schools: Fremont, McClymonds and Castlemont High [...]
School Board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge

OP-ED: Castlemont, Fremont, and McClymonds Don’t Need to be Charters

By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]
Longtime educator and coach at McClymonds, Ben Tapscott speaks at Tuesday's community meeting at McClymonds High School. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign “McClymonds will not become a charter,” Says District Official

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday night in the school cafeteria, looking for answers from the school [...]
Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

District Seeks to Explain Redesign Process for Five Schools

Parents, students, teachers and community members are struggling to understand exactly what the district has in mind for their schools after it announced the start of a “high quality” school redesign process at five Oakland [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds High Schools Slated to Be Turned into Charters

Many long-time educators and Oakland parents are raising serious questions about a new Oakland Unified School District plan to turn over five schools – including three East and West Oakland high schools – to charters [...]