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Daisy Padilla

Posts by Daisy Padilla

Meet your New School Board Directors / Conozca a los nuevos directores de la junta escolar

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This Monday we welcomed four new OUSD Board Directors marking a new era of change for Oakland education. Directors Sam… Read More

OUSD’s budget is balanced, so why are cuts still necessary?

The District presented its 1st interim report to give an important update on the District’s current financial status and outlook for the years ahead. The… Read More

35 fewer school days for Oakland kids?!

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Over a month into the school year, teachers, students, and families are starting to settle into new routines of distance learning.… Read More

OUSD just finalized their distance learning agreement

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While most districts across the country and the state reached agreements with their teachers’ union before the school year started, Oakland… Read More

Including family demands in the Oakland teacher contract

Families across Oakland are anxious about what next school year will look like. And with good reason – The reopening of schools in the fall… Read More

COVID-19 Learning Loss will be Devastating/La pérdida de aprendizaje de COVID-19 será devastadora

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The sudden school closures and new reality of distance learning has impacted every student, parent, and educator in our city. In… Read More

Stimulus checks are going out today!


Since the mandated shelter-in-place order, Oakland families have been grappling with this new reality. Whether it’s figuring out how to best… Read More

4 Things OUSD Must Communicate When They Talk About Budget

Last fall, we brought together a working group of parents, educators, and community members who were tired of watching budget presentations that were not created… Read More

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