Posts by Tag: contract

Reflections on the New Cohort of Teacher Policy Fellows

Sometimes the Facebook feature “On This Day” just reminds me of how much free time I had before I became an educator and a mother. Today, it showed me that 5 years ago this week, GO Oakland put out the very first all-call for applicants to the inaugural cohort of our Teacher Policy Fellowship. At the time, I was a full-time Special Education teacher, just beginning to pop my head out of the classroom to try to understand how the whole system of public education works.

Contract Matters: Teacher Growth and Development System

After spending 3 years piloting TGDS through 1 year Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), it seemed a sure thing that district teachers were going to be able to be evaluated with some version of the system for this school year.  That did not happen.

Contract Matters: Compensation Grievance

As explained in last October’s Contract Matters: Update Projections Versus Actuals,  the teacher contract calls for using funding projections to determine if there would be an overall funding increase from 2015 and then calculate a projected raise. The district and the teacher’s union disagreed about the rate of two ongoing salary increases that were to take effect July 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017 and a one time payment due January 1, 2017.  The union then filed an expedited grievance.

Oakland Contract Matters: Update Projections Versus Actual

The Issue:
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the Oakland Education Association (OEA) agree there should be a raise for credentialed staff. According to… Read More

Contract Matters: How Do Oakland Teacher Salaries Stack Up?

March 5, 2015

3/18/15 UPDATE: Click here for a printable version of our regional compensation analysis.
It is clear that our teachers deserve a significant… Read More

Contract Matters: OEA and OUSD Teacher Salary Proposals

January 28, 2015

Education advocates across the city agree that Oakland teachers need a big raise. A recent report shows that Oakland teacher salaries are… Read More

Contract Matters: A Movement to Empower Schools

January 21, 2015

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At the OUSD Board Meeting on November 14, 2014, former Board President David Kakishiba discusses OUSD’s new strategic plan and… Read More

Contract Matters: Update on OUSD-OEA Contract Bargaining

December 19, 2014
Today, Oakland’s hardworking teachers and students begin a well-deserved winter break. When they return in 2015, negotiations on a new teacher contract… Read More

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