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Daisy Padilla

Posts by Daisy Padilla

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

Moving Towards a Common Understanding of School Quality

In a city as diverse as Oakland, we value having a wide range of school types that give parents different options to find the best… Read More

How Will OUSD Make Decisions on Charter School Renewals?

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If you’ve been following Oakland education, news about merging, expanding, and consolidating district schools has been front and center. There are… Read More

VIDEO: Changes coming for CA schools & students with newly-passed laws

Updated laws on public charter schools, later school start times for middle and high schoolers, and more support to better serve English Learners are some… Read More

WHY I GO: Daisy Padilla

I knew that being the first in my family to graduate high school was a big deal, not only for me, but for my family.… Read More

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