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(L to R) School Boardmember Jody London, Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland School Board to Grapple with $30 Million Shortfall, Despite Being Flush with Revenue

In mid-December, the Post reported that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) faced a budget shortfall of between $22 million and $30 million, which the district did not confirm or deny.
Noel Gallo and Roseann Torres

Oakland Incumbents Overcome Challengers in School Board and City Council Races

In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact.   In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
Sequoia Elementary School parent Tony Daquipa speaks Tuesday at a rally in front of Oakland Unified Unified School District’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parent Rally Asks Oakland Voters to Reject Billionaire-Funded School Board Candidates

A group of Oakland parents and community members held a press conference and rally this week at Oakland Unified School District headquarters calling on voters and candidates to reject the influence of out-of-town billionaires who [...]
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School Board District 7 Race Pits Grassroots Campaign Against Big Money Chris Jackson is challenging incumbent James Harris

The East Oakland school board District 7 race, which includes Castlemont High, Brookfield Elementary and Elmhurst Community Prep, has become a focus of the national battle over the future of public education, judging by the [...]
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Kharyshi Wiginton Challenges West Oakland School Board Incumbent Pro-charter school groups pour $70,000 into District 3 campaign

Two-term incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge is facing three challengers to represent District 3 on the Oakland Board of Education in a race that is focusing on the school board’s infatuation with charter schools, lack of [...]
Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Torres, Hutchinson and Trenado Run in Oakland District 5 School Board Race

Three candidates are actively campaigning for the District 5 seat on the Oakland Board of Education: incumbent Roseann Torres, Oakland native and school activist Mike Hutchinson and middle school teacher Huber Trenado, who is part [...]
Rebecca Kaplan (left) and Roseann Torres.

Oakland Voters Hit with Fake Polls and Negative Campaigning Negative political polls aim at Rebecca Kaplan, Renter Protection, School Boardmember Roseann Torres

In the past week Oakland residents have been receiving an anonymous voter survey attacking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and falsely claiming that one of her opponents for the at-large city council seat—Peggy Moore— has the endorsements [...]