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.
Oakland School District, Teachers Scramble To Develop COVID Back-To-School PlanMonday saw a slew of national protests across the country as teachers and administrators called for a safe return to schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Parents, Students, Teachers Considering Plan To Disband Oakland Unified's Police DepartmentRecent protests over police killings have renewed calls to disband Oakland Unified School District’s police department. On Wednesday, the school community met to talk about where to spend the money instead.
Coronavirus School Update: Oakland, San Francisco Schools Districts To Feed Students During ClosureSchool districts in Oakland and San Francisco will continue serving meals to students who would miss meals because of the school closures as a result of the coronavirus spread.
Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District PoliceAn advocacy group on Wednesday called for the Oakland school board to eliminate the school district's police department so that more money can be spent on essential school services.
Oakland School District Defends Police Action Against Protesters At Board MeetingThe Oakland Unified School District defended itself against accusations that police officers behaved violently toward protesters at a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday evening, when six people were arrested, including one who was taken to a hospital and left using crutches.
Oakland Parents Urge School Board To Reconsider Merging Two SchoolsParents in Oakland are upset about the latest wave of school closures and mergers that are impacting thousands of students.
Oakland Teachers And Staff Participate In 'Sick Out'Teachers and support staff from across the Oakland Unified School District on Friday joined together for a one-day "sick out" to protest the stalemate in ongoing contract negotiations for the teachers' union.
Woman Accused Of Hammer Attack On 9-Year-Old Girl In Oakland School Faces Sexual Assault ChargesA woman accused of attacking a 9-year-old girl with a hammer at a West Oakland school last week was charged Tuesday with sexual assault offenses related to the case, an Alameda County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said.
Police Officer Patrolling Oakland School Following Hammer Attack On StudentA police officer is stationed at a West Oakland elementary school today as a precautionary measure in the wake of a hammer attack on a 9-year-old girl at the school on Friday.
Extra Resources Sent To Troubled Oakland School After FightThe 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.
Teachers, Students Detail Troubles At Oakland Middle SchoolSince 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.
Fight Between Oakland Middle School Girl, Teacher Caught On VideoA 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.
Bay Area School Districts Drop Bid For Federal FundsTwo of the largest school districts in the area are abandoning their joint effort to bring in millions of dollars in federal funds through the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program.