Oakland Teachers, Staff to Demonstrate for Increased COVID Testing in SchoolsTeachers and staff with the Oakland Unified School District calling for increased voluntary COVID-19 testing and other measures in order to minimize cases and outbreaks on school campuses will hold a demonstration Thursday afternoon to drive home their point.
COVID: Delta Variant Fears Overshadow Oakland Students Return To ClassroomsStudents have mixed emotions about returning to class Monday in the Oakland Unified School District during the pandemic for the start of the new school year.
'We’ve Done Every Single Thing We Can'; Oakland Teachers Prepare To Welcome Students BackWith a mixture of excitement and a little anxiety, Oakland teachers were busy getting their classrooms ready Friday as the district's more than 36,000 students were preparing for a return to fall classes next week.
COVID Schools: Oakland Reopens Elementary School Classrooms; Middle, High School Students To Return In FallThousands of elementary school students returned to their Oakland classrooms Monday, but the city's middle and high schools will remain in remote learning until the fall.
COVID: Some Teachers Delaying Return to In-Person Learning, Impacting Oakland School ReopeningWhile the youngest students in the Oakland Unified School District will be headed back to class for the first time this year next week, teachers opting out of in-person learning have impacted reopening plans.
Back To School: Still No Remote Learning Deal Between Teachers And Oakland District OfficialsJust hours to go before the new school year launches for Oakland students, the teachers’ union and district officials still haven’t finalized a deal on what distance learning will look like this fall.
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.
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.