Harvard University Selects Oakland Unified School District For New Education ProgramThe Harvard Graduate School of Education announced Tuesday that it has selected the Oakland Unified School District to be one of six districts in the country to participate in a new program aimed at improving educational outcomes for all students.
Oakland Unified Looks To Integrate Special Ed Students In Regular ClassroomsThe Oakland Unified School District is trying to sell teachers and parents on a plan to move special education students into regular classrooms.
Oakland Unified Considers Building Affordable Housing For TeachersLooking to solve their shortage of teachers, the Oakland Unified School district is looking at a plan to build its own affordable housing to attract candidates.
Oakland Unified Scrambles To Hire Dozens Of Teachers Before School Year BeginsChildren will be filling the halls of Oakland schools next week, but will there be teachers to greet them? A shortage of teachers has administrators scrambling to fill dozens of positions in the next few days.
Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, NonprofitsAn anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.
Student Dumped From Wheelchair Files Lawsuit Against Oakland School DistrictAn Oakland High School student who was dumped out of his wheelchair by a campus security guard last year has filed a lawsuit against the school district.
Minority Students Succeed With Help Of Mentors As Classroom Teachers100 Black Men is a structured program which brings about a trusting relationship between organization members and youth in the community.
Oakland School Board Meeting To Address Allegations Of Students Beaten By Campus Security GuardsStudents, parents and community members plan on attending Wednesday night's Oakland school board meeting to speak out about several incidents in the past 15 months in which security guards have allegedly beaten students.
Caught On Camera: Oakland School Surveillance Video Shows Security Officers Roughing Up StudentTwo school security officers have been suspended after the Oakland Unified School District’s new superintendent and police chief discovered security-camera footage showing an unprovoked attack on a high school student that was then covered up by former officials.
Teachers At 20 Oakland Public Schools Work Minimum Hours, Claim Slow Progress In Contract TalksTeachers at about 20 Oakland public schools are working the minimum number of required hours in a labor action to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations, teacher union president Trish Gorham said Friday.
Oakland Unified Seeks Outside Groups To Take Over Several SchoolsThe Oakland Unified School District is looking for charter schools and other outside groups to take over the district’s most underperforming schools.
Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With 'Restorative Justice'The Oakland Unified School District is reporting good results with a new approach to discipline. Instead of punishing students, they are forcing them to face their issues, head on.