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A Letter to the School Board from Oakland Families, Educators and Community Members

Dear Board Members,
Forty-nine thousand students attend public schools in Oakland. They are counting on you to find and hire an enduring leader with the… Read More

Budget Matters: Budget Resolution Passed

This week the OUSD Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution giving further direction to the District to develop the 2017-18 budget. 

Budget Matters: OUSD’s Revised Proposal

There are a lot of moving parts around the budget for Oakland schools and we wanted to give you an update on some new developments since our last blog on this topic

Superintendent Search Town Hall

As you know, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) officially launched the search for the next Superintendent. At GO Oakland, we believe that a successful selection process is only possible with substantive community involvement.

Budget Matters: Overview of OUSD’s Proposal

On January 11, 2017, our School Board will be presented with a budget update and proposals for this year and next year’s budgets.  

These are critically important conversations and decisions. It’s also important to highlight that these are two distinct conversations- one about attempting to save money this year for desired outcomes, and a second about shifting money to align to new priorities next year.

GO Oakland Op-Ed: Choice of new OUSD superintendent is crucial

On Monday, December 4 in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, GO Public Schools Oakland Executive Director Ash Solar highlighted the importance of using collaboration and diverse community perspectives to choose the next OUSD Superintendent. 

Statement on the Tenure of OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson

Our network of parents, educators and community members appreciates Superintendent Antwan Wilson’s hard work. A champion for equity and opportunity in education, Antwan’s work has… Read More

2016 Oakland Achieves Report: Opportunities For Mutual Learning

For well over two decades, public charter schools have existed in Oakland — not just as an alternative for families, but as an opportunity to… Read More

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