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Jessica Stewart

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Breaking: Oakland Teachers’ Strike Ends with Tentative Agreement

Today after seven days, the Oakland teachers’ strike is on track to come to an end as the parties announced a tentative agreement. All of… Read More

ED Corner: OUSD’s Budget Status—It’s Complicated

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jessica Stewart. I’m a former OUSD teacher, organizer, mom of two young kids (one of whom is headed to kindergarten next year!), and one of the founding members of GO Public Schools. I’ve been working with GO for a decade since we started organizing in the Fall of 2008. This past June, I took on the role of Executive Director of the Oakland team.

6 Things to Know about OUSD’s New Budget

At the last school board meeting of the year in late June, OUSD adopted a budget for the 2018-19 school year, as well as a… Read More

Quick Summary: Grand Jury Report on OUSD

The Alameda County Civil Grand Jury chose to examine some of the underlying issues responsible for the district’s continuing financial issues. They reported in June… Read More

Todos Son Todos

Nuestra junta escolar de Oakland votará sobre una política sobre el Sistema de Escuelas que omienza con esta declaración:
Todos son todos. A los miembros… Read More

All Means ALL

Our Oakland school board will be voting on a System of Schools policy. It begins with this declaration:
“All means all. The Board of Education… Read More

Californians Can Take Action Now to #DefendDACA

On Tuesday, September 3, 2017, President Trump announced he would end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) — a devastating and morally bankrupt announcement. We must urge Congress to pass replacement legislation before protections for DREAMers are eroded in less than 6 months. As a follow-up to our statement last week, below are some resources and action items you can use to take action now.

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