OUSD Office of Equity


    In 2016, Oakland Unified School District launched the Office of Equity to focus on improving systemic culture, conditions, and competencies across the district in order to better serve children and families situated furthest from opportunity. At OUSD, equity means providing each student with the academic, social and emotional supports they need to prepare for college, career, and community success in the future.  

    The Office of Equity was established to:

    • eliminate the correlation between social and cultural factors and probability of success;
    • examine biases, interrupt and eliminate inequitable practices, and create inclusive and just conditions for all students; and
    • discover and cultivate the unique gifts, talents, and interests that every student possesses.


    Upcoming Events:


    You Are Invited!


    The Behavioral Health, Special Education, Afterschool, Teacher Support, and Equity Departments are coming together to host an exciting event series on Culturally Responsive Practices for our schools, please join us!


    CRP Poster

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     Canlas Flyer


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    This session will explore the questions: How can frameworks of Human Rights Education assist our students as we navigate our current political moment? How can we, as educators, engage with Human Rights Education in order to challenge systems of domination and inequality, with and for our students? This session will explore the frameworks of Human Rights Education, not as a static declaration of rights, but as a process through which communities work to close the gap between human rights and their material realities.


    The session will include a case study from Oakland International High School, discussing how immigrant and refugee students made meaning of Human Rights and how they applied these meanings to their lives and communities. We will explore how educators can utilize these frameworks to inform their work, to nurture students’ educational growth, to support student agency in challenging injustice, and to further their understandings of social justice and equity.



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    This session will explore equity, inclusion, and bias as it relates to diverse learners, students with disabilities, and Oakland’s school communities.  Often, schools are siloed into general education and Special Education through mindsets of “othering,” but if we believe in equity and inclusion, we must see all of our students as “our” students.  We invite all OUSD staff, educators, and our communities to build greater understanding of dis/ability, ableism and disability justice, and their intersections with race and multiple identities, as we build inclusive schools where all students are valued, challenged, empowered, and supported to reach their full potential as part of our communities.


    4pm: Registration, Refreshments & Childcare | 4:30-6:30 Program


    Raffle prizes include gift cards & massage certificates!

    Teachers can earn Professional Growth Units (PGUs)! 


    Thank you to the California School Based Health Alliance & San Francisco Foundation for a grant to make this series possible!



    Symposium Flyer


    Registration is now open for our 2019 Spring Symposium. Learn how Oakland Unified School District's Office of African American Male Achievement addresses the systems, structures, and culture that leads to improved educational outcomes for African American boys from Pre-K to 12th grade.


    Early bird registration ends on February 8, 2019. Click Here to register.




    At AAMA’s Student Showcase, Kings from our Manhood Development Program will facilitate a night of exhibits and presentations demonstrating what they've learned throughout the year. This year's location will be at Impact Hub Oakland on 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 from 6pm - 8pm.



    We invite you to read the OUSD Office of Equity 2017-2018 Year-End Report that highlights the work of African American Female Excellence, African American Male Achievement, Latino/a Student Achievement, Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement, OUSD LGBTQ Programs, and Meaningful Family Engagement. 

    Please click here to access the full report.

    West Oakland Middle School
    991 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone: 510.879.2938
    Website: www.ousd.org/equity



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    Thank you for supporting the Office of Equity. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Public Education Fund, and can be applied to our general fund, or to one of our targeted initiatives.