Oakland Unified School District

OXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: First year student Tom Partington peruses the books in Blackwell bookshop as Oxford University commences its academic year on October 8, 2009 in Oxford, England. Oxford University has a student population in excess of 20,000 taken from over 140 countries around the world. The University is made up of 38 independent, self-governing colleges, three of which: University College, Balliol College, and Merton College, were established by the 13th century. According to the QS/Times Higher Education rankings, Oxford has slipped down the international league table from fourth to a joint fifth place with Imperial College London. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oakland Kicks Off Campaign To Improve Literacy Among Children

Mayor Jean Quan on Monday kicked off “Oakland Reads 2020,” a seven-year literacy campaign that aims to improve literacy among the city’s schoolchildren.

06/17/2013

Ronald Richardson (left) and Reginald Richardson are co-principals at Claremont Middle School in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland School Finds Success With Twin Principals

Since twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Richardson took over as co-principals at the school last year, students are never quite sure which one has an eye on them.

05/09/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Extra Resources Sent To Troubled Oakland School After Fight

The Oakland Unified School District is sending in extra resources to Alliance Academy after video surfaced of a fight between a substitute teacher and student. But some teachers told KPIX 5 the action may be too late.

04/26/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Teachers, Students Detail Troubles At Oakland Middle School

Since the beginning of the school year, the Oakland Unified School District has expelled five students from Alliance Academy and police have responded to the campus at least 13 times.

04/25/2013

A cellphone image of a teacher and student scuffling at Alliance Academy in Oakland. (CBS)

Fight Between Oakland Middle School Girl, Teacher Caught On Video

A new video showing a teacher and student scuffling inside an Oakland classroom is just one example of the safety issues teachers face at the school, according to educators.

04/24/2013

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Oakland School Superintendent Resigns

Oakland’s school Superintendent Tony Smith announced Friday he will leave the job in June, two years before the end of his contract.

04/05/2013

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Phil Matier: Oakland Board Votes To Close Top Charter Schools

The Oakland Unified School District voted 4-3 to close American Indian Model Schools, Wednesday night, despite pleas from parents and students who find its strict teaching and disciplinary style very effective.

03/21/2013

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Teachers’ Union Criticizes New Report On Oakland Schools

The study by the National Council on Teacher Quality recommends several improvements for attracting and retaining teachers.

03/20/2013

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17-Year-Old Shot Near High School In Oakland, Expected To Survive

A 17-year-old Oakland boy was shot in the leg in front of his high school Thursday afternoon, police said.

02/28/2013

A sign advising the closing of the flooded Oakland Unified School District building (CBS)

Flooded Oakland School District Building Closed Until Spring

Employees who work at the flood-damaged Oakland Unified School District administration building are expected to not be able to return to the space until later this spring, a district spokesman said.

01/16/2013

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