Oakland Unified board to consider eliminating district police force, West Contra Costa Unified teachers urge board to rid police on campuses.
Researchers found 61 of 100 districts nationwide plan to offer summer school, but many are not expanding programs or trying new things.
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
District reaches out to families through wellness checks, changes grading and graduation requirements, provides some technology to seniors.
Donation brings total funding to $12 million to purchase devices and internet access for students to help provide distance learning.
Oakland Unified school board temporarily waives its 2.0 GPA and senior project grad requirements during emergencies such as school closures.
With schools urged to provide more distance between students, it is ill-advised to crowd more students into merged campuses, advocates say.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
Contract through June 2023 would make Kyla Johnson-Trammell the district's longest-tenured superintendent in decades with six years in post.
Educators and community members in Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified have established several fundraisers and other campaigns.
The governor issued an executive order allowing virtual meetings, as long as the public has access.
The board voted to lay off about 100 workers to close its 2020-21 budget deficit, may consider eliminating its police force in the future.
The toxic cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene — or TCE — was found at McClymonds High School in West Oakland.
The school board has agreed it must cut about $21.5 million from next year's budget but is now getting proposals on where to make those cuts