Oakland School Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel Backs Move To Eliminate School PoliceOakland’s school superintendent is backing a proposal to eliminate the school police force, which critics have long argued contributes to the criminalization of young black people. Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel and a majority of the school board support the proposal introduced at Wednesday’s meeting.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Surprises Oakland School Officials With $10 Million DonationTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey stunned Oakland schools and city leaders Friday with a $10 million donation to a campaign aimed at providing computers and Internet access to all students in the Oakland Unified School District.
Warriors Host Bay Area Kids on Christmas Day at Chase CenterBefore the game between the Rockets and Warriors at Chase Center began, Wednesday was a win for 30 Bay Area kids who got Christmas dinner, tickets to the game and a gift from their beloved team.
Oakland Teachers Strike: Negotiators Return To Bargaining TableNegotiators returned to the bargaining table Friday, hoping to hammer out an agreement on pay increases, class sizes and school closures to bring a swift end to a strike by Oakland's 3,000 public school teachers.
Teacher Retention A Major Motive Behind Oakland StrikeOne of the main sticking points in the Oakland teacher strike is over teacher salaries. The union blames the low wages for OUSD's poor retention rate.
Massive Crowds March And Rally In Support Of Oakland Teacher StrikeA huge crowd of Oakland public school teachers, students, parents and others rallied outside Oakland City Hall on Thursday in support of a teacher strike during its first day.
Oakland Teachers Walk Off The Job; Reject Latest Contract Offer Picket lines went up outside Oakland schools early Thursday after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on a new contract involving pay raises and class sizes.
'Human Error' Bounces Oakland Teachers' PaychecksSchool district officials were blaming a 'human error' for having the paychecks issued to several hundred employees recalled from their direct deposit accounts.
Intel Pledges $5 Million To Oakland Schools For STEM, Computer Science ProgramIntel has pledged $5 million over the next five years to create a pilot project Oakland schools that will produce hundreds of computer scientists.
Phil Matier: Oakland Board Votes To Close Top Charter SchoolsThe 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.
Teachers’ Union Criticizes New Report On Oakland SchoolsThe study by the National Council on Teacher Quality recommends several improvements for attracting and retaining teachers.
Oakland School Board Approves Elementary School ClosuresThe Oakland school board approved a plan to close five elementary schools and consolidate several other closes during a raucous public meeting Wednesday night.