OUSD To Reform Online Makeup Courses After Harsh Jury ReportOakland Unified School District recently took steps to reform an online program designed to help failing students following a scathing civil grand jury report released last month.
East Oakland Students Stage Walkout To Protest Police ShootingDozens of high school students in East Oakland walked out of class Tuesday to protest the fatal shooting of a man armed with a pellet gun on Sunday, a school district spokesman said.
Oakland Students Join Suit Demanding More Teaching During SchoolThe American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has sued in Alameda Superior Court on behalf of students at seven schools claiming that the lack of teaching time “slowly rob[s] students of an equal education.”
Teen Shot Dead In Front Of Oakland Home Identified As High School Basketball PlayerA teenager who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Sunday night was identified by an Oakland Unified School District spokesman Tuesday as 17-year-old Castlemont High School senior Olajuwon Clayborn.
Oakland Police Seeking Public Input On Anti-Crime StrategyAt a town-hall meeting, the OPD said making important arrests known to the public will be a part of their community-policing strategy.
Oakland School Year Begins With Lockdowns Two Days In A RowCriminal activity near three different Oakland schools prompted lockdowns two days in a row just as the new school starts.