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Who controls the fate of Oakland schools?

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) now appears to be under a modified form of direct state control, according to some observers.But the school...

Teacher Strike Settlement Still Not Approved

OUSD and State overseers focus on budget cuts, $72 Mil goes unspent The Oakland Unified School District’s overseers—the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT)...

OUSD Pays $1.4 Million to County Overseers

A recent report produced by the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT) reveals how under a recently passed state law, AB 1840, the...

Oakland Teachers take on The State

Standing behind the scenes of the battle between Oakland’s school district and its 3,000 teachers are State representatives controlling the district and enforcing drastic...

Would Closing Schools in Oakland Save Money or Raise Academic Achievement?

Speakers line up at Oakland Board of Education meeting. Photo by Oakland North.Despite the calls to close schools in Oakland and other cities – ...

Outside Fiscal Team Examines School District´s Precarious Finances

FCMAT CEO Michael Fine was previously deputy superintendent for business services of the Riverside Unified School District. Photo courtesy of John Fensterwald/EdSource. In an attempt...
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