Announcements

  • AC Transit Bus Route Update for 17-18 Expected in July

     

    As of summer 2017, AC Transit is designing more efficient schedules for bus lines to schools, focusing on Skyline High, Montera Middle and Community Day. This will ensure supplemental service through the end of the 2017-18 school year. AC Transit's full listing of back-to-school bus lines will be available on July 17, 2017.  Read More

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  • Board of Education Confirms Kyla Johnson-Trammell as OUSD Superintendent

     

    On June 14, Board of Education Directors confirmed Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell as OUSD Superintendent by voting unanimously to approve a four-year contract between the District and Dr. Johnson-Trammell. She will assume the position on July 1, 2017. Read More


     

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  • OUSD THRIVES Community Newsletter - June

    Stories included in this edition:
    • 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Lucy Flattery-Vickness
    • People's Choice Teacher Awards
    • Oakland Tech's Health Academy
    • A New Kitchen for Madison Park 
    • Esperanza Elementary's Volunteer Driven Art Program
     

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  • OUSD’s Graduation Rate Continues to Climb

     

    High school graduation rates for last year’s graduating class of 2016 show that the four-year cohort graduation rate in OUSD increased by 1.5 percentage points, from 64.2% in 2015 to 65.7% in 2016. Read More


     

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    Checkout this quick way to understand OUSD's budget process this year.

     

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  • Community Review: 2017 Special Education Local Plan
     
    Graphic: SELPA Administration of CA We are excited to post the Special Education Local Plan (SELPA) DRAFT for community feedback. Please review our plan and share your thoughts by May 31.
     

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  • Our Multilingual District: Maximizing the Benefits for Students

    April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, a time to appreciate OUSD’s outstanding leadership as a multilingual District. This District leverages the cultural and linguistic resources of our student body by developing the multilingual abilities we believe will put them at an advantage.
     
     

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  • Shaping the Future by Honoring the Past

     

    Our educators empower OUSD students with the confidence to speak up for what is right and express both feelings and knowledge. These videos showcase ways OUSD students and schools thrive.

     

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  • Taking Every Opportunity to Support OUSD Teachers and School Leaders

     

    Imagine for a moment a district where educators are both compensated and rewarded for their contributions in ways that reflect their impact on students. We are pursuing ways to become such a district by both improving our compensation structure and seeking ways to infuse OUSD with outside support.

     

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  • OUSD Recognized as a California Leader in Going Green 

    OUSD his honored for achieving what is called zero net energy (ZNE) performance. ZNE schools are high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually. 

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  • International Women's Day: Creating the Women of Tomorrow 

    At OUSD, we listen to the voices of girls and create programs that respond to their unique needs. My own experiences as a young girl and awareness of how much work needs to be done in our schools inspire me to lead this work forward and make a positive impact on our student’s lives. Read More

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  • Madison Park Academy Seniors Weather the Accreditation Storm and Are College-Bound

    The school is proud to announce more than half the senior class has already been accepted to colleges and universities. Read More

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  • Successful Enrollment Season Continues; Time to Confirm School Assignment

    OUSD reminds families about next steps in the enrollment process and celebrates the success of recent upgrades during the Open Enrollment Period. Read More

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  • Our Students Are Passionate About Social Justice, Our Job Is to Empower Them to Shape the Future

    Living in Oakland is a gift. Our children are exposed to culture in a way that demands responsiveness. Social justice is part of the fabric of this great city. Read More 

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  • OUSD Affirms Long-Standing Support for Transgender Students

    In light of the Trump Administration’s decision to remove Federal Title IX protections for transgender students, OUSD reminds the public that our district's commitment to supporting all students including trans and gender nonconforming students remains the same. Read More

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  • Black History Month Culminates at OUSD MLK Jr. Oratorical Festival

    OUSD celebrates Black History Month with a District-wide African-American Literature Read In, school site events and the 38th Annual MLK Jr. Oratorical Festival. Read More

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  • OUSD THRIVES Community Newsletter
    Stories in this edition include: Manzanita Community School newcomers, Ralph J Bunche High School Culinary Program, recommended reading for Black History Month, Gung Hay Fat Choy!, SAT Day, scholarship opportunities and more!
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  • Leading With Clarity Amidst Transitions

    Interim Supt. Devin Dillon reflects on day one in her new leadership position and transitions. 

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  • A Fond Farewell to OUSD

    Supt. Wilson shares his thoughts and gratitude as his time leading the district comes to an end.

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  • Budget Prioritization Update: Maximizing Investment in Students, Teachers and Families

    Our budget recommendations for 2017-18 reflect the direction laid out in the Pathway to Excellence, provide funding for community priorities and leave an improved reserve for the future. There is no large looming deficit, but we still have some difficult choices to make.

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  • Interim Superintendent Announcement
    The Board of Education (BOE) announced Dec. 14 that Deputy Superintendent Devin Dillon, PhD has been offered the opportunity to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for Oakland Unified School District.
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  • McClymonds High Football Team Notches Historic Win
    The McClymonds High School Football Warriors captured the CIF Northern California Division 5A Championship - making them the first team in the history of OAL to do so.
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  • Board of Education Announces Timeline for Selecting New Superintendent
    An interim Superintendent is expected to be announced as of December 15th, and a permanent replacement is expected to begin by July 2017.
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  • Healing as One Oakland
    Our city is dealing with a loss of historic proportions. The 31st Avenue warehouse fire that took dozens of young people on Friday night leaves us in OUSD devastated, but also prepared to help those who are grieving.
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  • OUSD Is a Sanctuary District: Supporting All of Our Students

    When we say every student thrives at OUSD it means we stand behind our students no matter where they were born or the barriers they have overcome to be here.

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  • Board of Education Stands Strong in Wake of Superintendent Resignation
    “We have an opportunity here in Oakland to set a standard for what it means to educate children in a diverse fashion and in a way that allows them to see the best of themselves in classrooms and at school sites.”
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  • Giving Thanks for OUSD
    During this Thanksgiving Holiday Week, Supt. Wilson talks about the bittersweet announcement his departure from OUSD, effective February, and how he is thankful for the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent since June 2014.
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  • Recognizing 1st Amendment Rights of Students on Day of Protest
    Less than one week after the Presidential Election, students at middle and high schools across Oakland organized a city-wide march to express their feelings surrounding the presidential election results.
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  • New Director of Education Joins Chabot Space & Science Center in Collaborative Arrangement
    OUSD and Chabot Space & Science Center announce that Caleb Cheung, OUSD Director of Science Programs, is now designated as Administrator on Loan to Chabot.
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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Healing with Restorative Justice
    Restorative Justice (RJ) has grown from a grassroots initiative which began at one West Oakland middle school, to a District-wide paradigm for creating the learning conditions needed for our students to succeed.
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  • Continuing the Conversation: Resources for Talking About the Election
    As we come together to focus on growth, healing, and improvement, please know there are a number of resources available for our teachers and community.
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  • School Performance Framework Release
    The School Performance Framework (SPF) measures how well each OUSD school is performing on a yearly basis. The SPF assesses how schools are serving the whole child by using multiple academic and culture/climate measures.
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  • Restorative Justice Week in Oakland
    In honor of Restorative Justice Week, Nov. 14-18, OUSD students and staff will be participating in restorative justice circles and other activities at school sites and with our community partners throughout the city.
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  • Greenleaf TK-8 School Celebrates Facility Opening and Success
    Greenleaf TK-8 School cut the ribbon on Nov. 10 at a brand new two-story facility including six new classrooms, library and administrative space and for the first time the middle schoolers will have their own wing.
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  • College is Oakland’s Bridge to the Future
    From the time they enter kindergarten, every OUSD learner has the expectation, and now the financial, academic and counseling resources that make it possible to achieve a higher education.
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  • Local Teachers Receive $125,000+ in Grants to Help Keep Great Teachers in Oakland’s Public Schools
    Teachers from 12 different Oakland public schools will receive a combined $125,351 in grants to help keep great teachers in Oakland’s public schools.
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  • Several Oakland Schools Undergo Quality Review Process
    Six Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) schools are undergoing an exhaustive review process that will help determine the needs of the schools and the District’s approach to helping improve the education provided to students.
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  • Thank You - State of the Schools 2016
    At the State of the Schools address on October 18, I provided our community with a broad perspective on where we’ve come from, where we are now and where we’re headed as OUSD.
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  • OUSD: A Leader In English Language Learner Education
    We serve over 17,500 students who speak a language other than English at home and trace their roots to 118 countries. The diversity of our families is an invaluable asset that will prepare our students to adapt well to an increasingly global and diverse society.
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  • Collaboration Key to OUSD Local Control Accountability Plan
    As you know, the State of California provides our District with over 80% of the funds we use to educate our Oakland students. What you might not realize is just how important your voice is in our budget process.
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  • Brookfield Elementary School $25,000 OUSD Attendance Challenge Winner
    Oakland Natives Give Back & Assemblymember Rob Bonta Partner to Present Award
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  • Oakland International High School Receives National 'Schools of Opportunity' Silver Recognition
    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.
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  • OUSD Creates African American Girls and Young Women Achievement Program
    New Director Arrives from U.C. Berkeley’s African American Student Development Office
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  • Oakland School Families Targeted With Frightening Phone Scams
    OUSD is warning all families to beware of phone scams in our community as two families from Claremont Middle School were recently targeted.
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  • District’s Response to Alameda County Civil Grand Jury Report on Oakland Charter Schools
    The OUSD Board of Education voted to approve the District Response to the 2015-2016 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury Report “The Oakland Unified School District and Charter Schools”.
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  • Beloved Former OUSD Superintendent Robert Blackburn Dies
    Robert Blackburn, former Deputy Superintendent and Acting Superintendent, died at the age of 81 on Saturday, September 10.
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  • OUSD Joins with SAP to Open STEM Academy Connecting High School Students to Careers in Technology
    Skyline High Celebrates Enhancement of Computer Science & Technology Academy
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  • OUSD School Security Officers Save People From House Fire
    SSOs went above and beyond the call of duty to protect community members.
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  • OUSD Represented During White House Next Generation High School Summit
    Deputy Chief of Post Secondary Readiness speaks in at the White House Next Generation High School Summit.
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  • Oakland Adult Education Celebrates 145 Years of Supporting Community
    This year, Adult Education in Oakland Unified School District is celebrating its 145th anniversary and you're invites to join
    the excitement.
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  • OUSD Receives $2.5M Donation from Salesforce.org

    Technology Firm Donation Will Help STEM Instruction as part of $8.5M Donation to Oakland and SF schools.

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  • OUSD Helps Save Oakland Taxpayers Millions of Dollars
    Lower payments mean major savings to Oakland taxpayers. In this case, taxpayers will save $44.5 million over the life of the debt.
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  • State Releases Initial SBAC Results
    Data shows progress for the district as a whole, with major gains at several schools with high proportions of low-income students.
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  • Teacher Vacancies at Recent Historic Low in OUSD
    For the first time in years, OUSD is finishing the first week of school with single-digit teacher vacancies in schools.
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  • Moving Forward, Stronger than Ever
    Supt. Wilson has a message to share: OUSD students are now better positioned to succeed than any other year in Oakland’s history.
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  • OUSD Welcomes Students Back for 2016-2017 School Year
    Teachers, principals and staff along with Superintendent Antwan Wilson welcomed students back today, Monday, August 22nd for the first day of school in Oakland.
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  • OUSD Welcomes New Police Officer with Olympic Experience
    Right in the middle of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, OUSD swore in a new police officer with a remarkable athletic history and connection.
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  • Oakland Summer Interns Present Work Made With Intel Technology
    McClymonds and Oakland Tech students presented innovative products they created as Intel High Tech Pathway Interns in an immersive program that ended on July 29.
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  • Superintendent Joins Volunteers to Beautify School Campus
    Nearly 150 volunteers from Clorox worked on Old Santa Fe Elementary campus in North Oakland on Thursday to get it ready for the first day of school on Monday, August 22.
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  • #iamOUSD

    OUSD Announces District Values
    Oakland Unified School District employees selected six values during the 2016 OUSD Values Day, on Monday, August 9. OUSD staff members will use the values identified to guide their work with the students in the District.
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  • OUSD Hires Director of Communications
    John Sasaki, an East Bay native and graduate of Berkeley High School, comes to OUSD with 20 years of experience working in and around Oakland as a broadcast journalist. He most recently served as News Reporter/Anchor for KTVU, Oakland, from 1996-2016.
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  • OUSD Exceeds Local Business Utilization Target

    District has received national recognition for stimulating the local economy and sustaining small businesses by spending $170M and exceeding its required 50% local business utilization.

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  • OUSD Announces Completion of Latest Audit Report

    District now current on financial reports and seeks reinstatement of credit rating.

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  • OUSD Offering 2016-17 Referral & Signing Bonus Program for Teachers
    $1,000 Incentives Offered to New Teachers & OEA Members for Reference
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  • Reflecting on Our Progress: Gearing Up for Tomorrow

    Supt. Wilson publishes the 2015-16 Superintendent Work Plan Year-End Report detailing ongoing efforts to move OUSD forward.

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  • OUSD Thrives: June Edition

    Stories included in this edition:
    • Graduation Rates, Senior Decision Day Celebrated
    • 8th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
    • Honoring Our Own Employee Recognition Ceremony
    • OUSD Summer Meal Program
    • Oakland Summer Resource Guide

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  • OUSD Custodial Services Provides African American Male Achievement Scholarships for 11 Students
    On June 4, eleven students received scholarships during the 6th Annual AAMA Scholarship Awards Ceremony. As we congratulate these scholars on their awards for exhibiting “The Three A’s: Attendance, Attitude and Academics” we also want to applaud the unique history of this event and the employees who make these scholarships possible.
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  • Honoring Individuals that Exemplify Our Collective Best
    Supt. Wilson writes about OUSD's accomplishments this year and how they would not be possible without the dedicated people working in Oakland Unified.
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  • CLOSED: Student Enrollment/Assignment Center

    The Student Assignment Center will be closing for upgrades between Tuesday May 31 until Friday June 3. We will re-open our doors in the new location, the ground floor of 746 Grand Ave on Monday June 6. While we close we will be upgrading our space and our processes to improve our customer service experience. We apologize for the inconvenience.

     

     

     

     

    Questions? Please call 510-273-1600.

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  • Community Collaboration Establishes Playing Fields for 2 OUSD Schools
    A Memorial Day Dedication will celebrate the partnership and feature students participating in team-building activities.
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  • Community Collaboration Establishes Playing Fields for 2 OUSD Schools
    A Memorial Day Dedication will celebrates the partnership and features students participating in team-building activities.
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  • CLOSED: Student Enrollment/Assignment Center

    The Student Assignment Center will be closing for upgrades between Tuesday May 31 until Friday June 3. We will re-open our doors in the new location, the ground floor of 746 Grand Ave on Monday June 6. While we close we will be upgrading our space and our processes to improve our customer service experience. We apologize for the inconvenience.

     

     

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  • OUSD Thrives: May Edition

    Stories included in this edition: Teachers of the Year, African American and Latino Honor Roll Celebration, Politicians Visit OUSD schools, Montera Heroes Mural, Community Engagement and Graduation Events.

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  • Improving Attendance Could Net $25,000 for an Oakland Unified School

    OUSD, Oakland Natives Give Back and Assemblymember Rob Bonta are partnering on the $25,000 Bonta Attendance Challenge, which will be awarded to the school that conceives of the best systematic approach to lower chronic absenteeism.

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  • Three OUSD High Schools to Feature NMSI College Readiness Program

    Castlemont, Oakland and Skyline high schools have been selected to partner with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to bring the nonprofit’s successful College Readiness Program (CRP) to students and teachers.

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  • Community Forum: Oakland Public Schools Equity Pledge 

    Join us at a community forum to learn more about the Oakland Public Schools Equity Pledge, hear progress updates from the Equity Pledge working groups, and share your input.

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  • Oakland Public Schools Equity Pledge
    Supt. Wilson reflects on what it means to create “equity” for students in all of our Community Schools.
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  • OUSD Thrives: April Edition

    Stories included in this edition: Classified Employees of the Year, Breaking Ground at the Center, Warriors Honor Students at Big Game, Clinton Global Initiative Day of Action, Board of Education Community Engagement, Career Expos Excite High School Students about the Future and more.

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  • Oakland Deputy Chief for Community Schools Recognized at Community Schools National Forum
    Curtiss Sarikey, Deputy Chief for Community Schools and Student Services at OUSD, was awarded Community School Initiative Leadership Award at the Community Schools National Forum, on April 6-8.
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  • CAHSEE Diploma Eligibility
    Are you a former OUSD high school or adult education student who may be eligible for a diploma? Please complete our survey to start an official review of your transcript for eligibility. 
    FILL-OUT THE SURVEY

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  • Our Focus Remains: Every Student Thrives!
    Supt. Wilson shares his thoughts about a recent article in The New York Times about the efforts of OUSD to improve public education for all in Oakland.
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  • $2.1M Awarded to 6 Oakland Public Schools for Innovation

    Building on its commitment to personalized learning in “breakthrough schools” in Oakland, the Rogers Family Foundation (RFF), with the generous support of partner funders, has awarded $2.1M in grant funding to support the innovative work happening at 6 schools.

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  • OUSD Thrives: March Edition
    Stories included in this edition: Spelling Bee Students are Amazzzzzing; Steph Curry comes to MLK Jr Elementary; Apr. 7 FORUM: The Future of Oakland Unified; OAL Sports Awards
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  • CDE Information: Release of Confidential Student Data
    Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shares critical information about a lawsuit in California that could force the release of confidential student data for millions of CA students.
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  • Linked Learning Pathways
    Supt. Wilson highlights OUSD's efforts to ensure that high school students have the opportunity to enroll in a quality Linked Learning pathway and high schools create “wall-to-wall” pathways of learning.
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  • Core Beliefs Statement Feedback
    Oakland Unified School District Board of Education has identified the adoption of a Core Beliefs Statement as a top priority as a means for guiding the decisions Directors make for Oakland's students and educators.

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  • OUSD THRIVES: February Editon
    Read about the Oakland Promise, community engagement events across the district, OAL Athletes of the Month and more, in the latest edition of our community newsletter.
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