Students from Oakland Technical High School’s Health Academy visited Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center for a career exploration job shadow through a team-based clinical immersion.
Thanks to funds collected by Measure J, which voters overwhelmingly passed in 2012 to improve the quality of Oakland schools and facilities, the $1.6 million kitchen is now a source of pride and much improved capacity to provide nutritious meals.
Sandra Brode brings classic art techniques to TK-5th grade students with her own supplies and help from friends.
The Skyline High School Debate team captured the Urban Debate National Championship and Frick Impact Academy Debate Teams competed at the state level.
Their interviews and footage will be featured in an upcoming PBS NewsHour documentary!
Hundreds of OUSD supporters take part and net $128,000 for Oakland schools.
800 students from middle and high schools across Oakland Unified School District came together on Saturday afternoon, April 15 to be recognized for their hard word in and out of the classroom.
Oakland International High students share their perspectives on social issues impacting them.
Restorative Mentoring is a unique pilot program in which middle school mentors from Alliance Academy visit nearby Reach Academy to model the practice of restorative justice and build community during recess and lunchtime.
This Urban Promise Academy 7th Grader excels in science, her favorite subject, and participates in the sustainable transportation club after school.
As they prepared a three course lunch for visiting principals, two of Chef Isenberg’s students shared thoughts on their experience in the Culinary 2 class at the continuation school.
MCS is one of only five elementary schools with a dedicated newcomer teacher.
NOBCChe partnership provides students with mentors and unique learning opportunities.
Nadia talks about her plans for this year’s festival and what poetry means to her.
Skyline Mountain Bike team is discovering trails and pushing limits.
As a 12th grader, Valentin is working on his creative writing and looking forward to college.
Thousands of OUSD students participated in Computer Science Education Week at over 50 events across the Bay Area.
The event highlighted the importance of manufacturing & career technical education programs offered on Laney College’s campus.
The Peruvian Amazon may be the last place you’d think to look for students from Coliseum College Prep Academy but that is precisely where 10 students spent 10 days during November.
Cheerleaders Brings the Sass, Spirit and High Academic Standards at Montera Middle School
Skyline's top varsity Policy Debate pair of Christine Harris and Malachi Ambrose earned an invitation to the prestigious Tournament of Champions (TOC)
Congratulations to the student athletes. coaches and schools for earning top honors
The week of December 5 is Computer Science Education Week, with five days of exciting events planned across OUSD.
If he could offer advice to his peers, it would be this: “Set goals in life and then work hard to accomplish them.”
“I love science and have always been motivated to be a good student."
Paul has accepted a full scholarship to attend the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and will major in Sports Medicine next fall.
Also known as “Mack” - this is a school on the rise thanks to the school leadership, teachers and families.
Students dress up, and they said it makes them feel more responsible, more professional, and very good.
This event is organized with the goal of exposing females to the lucrative careers in the trades and, in particular, to provide information on the Union Apprenticeship Programs.
Over the past decade, Restorative Justice (RJ) has grown from a grassroots initiative to a district-wide paradigm for creating the learning conditions needed for our students to succeed.
There was a need discovered in Ms. Kennedy's class for 16 Kindle Fires to help inspire students with their reading assignments.
Student musicians brought cheer to the Oakland Holiday Tree Lighting with live music in Jack London Square. The ensemble is has students from grades 4-12.
Lafayette Elementary & W. Oakland Middle schools got the visit during an assembly.
Less than one week after the Presidential Election, middle and high school students from across Oakland organized a city-wide march to express their feelings surrounding the election results.
Students across OUSD talk about what makes them thankful about school and Oakland during this Thanksgiving season.
Nicholas Reeves, Oakland Tech sophomore perform on the c cellist. Nicholas is also an alum of Peralta Elementary School and Claremont Middle School.
The band put on a show for 120 young people, and even gave instruction to the Panther Brass Quartet.
The hands-on elective, led by a eighth grade science teacher James Kealey and Special Education teacher Nick Wright, is in its pilot year after establishing high student interest and great teaching potential as an after-school club.
Between running around at recess and eating a healthy snack of pomegranate seeds, we were able to get a few third graders at Madison Park Lower to stay still long enough to share what they like best about school as well as their thoughts on the future.
Jeremiah has been a student at Madison Park since 6th grade and would not trade it for any other school. A sophomore this year, he has developed strong leadership skills and here shares thoughts on his time at MPA.
Darshaya started at Madison Park in 6th grade and now, as Junior, she is ambitious as ever. Here, she shares insights about her experience.
Oakland Police hosted 19 OUSD Middle School students on a visit to Police Headquarters on Thursday, October 27, to learn about police work, but more importantly, to build a positive relationship with police.
Students in San Leandro, the city just south of Oakland, raised $9,000 to help students at Castlemont High School. The San Leandro High School Jefferson Awards Club organized a fundraising run that happened Monday, October 10.
Jaden Starks Tackles Food Insecurities, Playing Ball in College
Students are seeing dramatic improvements in math scores using a personalized learning
Hillcrest & Thornhill Elementary Schools Selected as Blue Ribbon Schools
Coach Norton and Rookie Raiders visited program on Oct. 7
The team’s home base at the Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) is just down Broadway from Oakland Tech.
More than 3,600 Oakland students schools walked, skipped, biked, skated and scootered to school on Oct. 5 to recognize the day.
The contest challenged OUSD site administrators to develop systematic plans and program guides for lowering chronic absenteeism at their school sites.
Oakland International High School (OIHS) is one of only 20 schools in the nation to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation.
Volunteers from Google rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side with Montera Middle School students, parents and staff on Monday, June 1 to improve and beautify the middle school campus.
Nutrition Services celebrated its 1 year anniversary by serving California Thursdays weekly district-wide with a special Earth Day celebration.
He delivered a message that Oakland students are more than capable of attaining lucrative jobs in the tech industry, they just need to be given the opportunity.
Intel and OUSD enters into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) investing $5 million to provide students with equitable access to technology, computer science and engineering careers
The only thing higher than the 15-foot ceilings in Chasmin Moses’ classroom at Reach Academy is the dreams and aspirations of her fourth graders.
It was a big summer for students, as they presented innovative products they created as Intel High Tech Pathway Interns in an immersive program.
OUSD partnered with local businesses on innovative five week program.
5th Annual Demonstration of Mastery event showcases student work from over 150 internship sites.
8th Grader overcomes obstacles and focuses on the future.
Students in the 5th graduating class at Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA), a small, public, 6th – 12th grade school in the heart of East Oakland, announced their college plans during the school’s annual Decision Day celebration.
Students got a special visit from Golden State Warriors players Friday, June 3, to celebrate the school's hard work and dedication to community service and academic success.
Students and School Security Officers Partake in a Day of Team Building
11 OUSD students from PreK to 12th Grade honored by Custodial Services
Students and faculty raise awareness about mobility and funds for those in need.
30 students honored for commitment to making community a better place