It is my honor to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with you and all of Oakland’s educators! Thank you all for everything you do for Oakland students and families.
In May, the teachers’ union (OEA) declared impasse in their contract negotiations with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
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.
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.
How are teachers in Oakland paid?
OUSD’s teachers get paid based on a “step and column” system. Common throughout California, teachers move one vertical “step”… Read More
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
June 3, 2015
With over half of Oakland’s teachers voting, the new contract passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote. The new contract is… Read More
May 17, 2015
This is a big moment for our teachers, students, schools, and city. On May 13, the Oakland Education Association (OEA) and Oakland… Read More