Sondra Aguilera OUSD Chief Academic Officer On Zoom-Bombing During Literacy Summit

Dear Oakland Unified Community, Tonight, I need to address an incident that happened in our Early Literacy Summit and Family Workshop this afternoon. It was a large meeting held via … Read More

Oakland OUSD Board of Education Welcomes Four New Directors With Inauguration On Monday Morning, January 4 2021

Oakland – The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education will take part in the regular City of Oakland Inauguration and Organizational Meeting of the Board on Monday morning, January … Read More

OUSD’s Multimedia Program, Youth Beat, To Host “Fast Forward” Fundraiser Thursday Evening

OUSD’s Multimedia Program, Youth Beat, to Host “Fast Forward”, the Annual Celebration & Fundraiser for the District’s Aspiring Filmmakers on Thursday Evening; Virtual Event is Free to Public, But Reservations … Read More

OUSD Provides Eleven Oakland Schools As Polling Locations For November 3 2020 Election

Oakland – With the November 3 election now just 15 days away, people across Oakland are already casting their votes for everything from ballot measures to political offices all the … Read More

OUSD’s Grab and Go Student Meal Service Returned to Summer Rules Thursday Sept 3rd

OUSD’s Grab and Go Student Meal Service Returning to Summer Rules that Allow All Oakland Children to Receive Food Starting on Thursday, September 3 Oakland — After the first three … Read More

OUSD And Oakland Education Association: OEA Voted to Ratify Agreement On Distance Learning

OUSD and Oakland Education Association Issue Joint Statement Announcing that OEA Members Have Voted to Ratify the Agreement on Distance Learning Oakland – On Sunday evening, August 23, 2020, Oakland … Read More

Ben Tapscott For Oakland School Board District 7

Ben Tapscott for Oakland School Board District 7 From YouTube Channel: August 8, 2020 at 01:43PM ONN – Note from Zennie62Media and Oakland News Now: this video-blog post demonstrates the … Read More

OUSD And Office Depot Give East Oakland Pride Elementary School Backpacks, School Supplies

OUSD Teams up with Office Depot to Provide Backpacks and School Supplies to Students at East Oakland Pride Elementary School Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell to Visit the All-Day Giveaway to Help … Read More

Kyla Johnson-Trammell To Discuss Changes To OUSD Police Services At Board Meeting Tonight

I just received a press release from the Oakland Unified School District with the title: At Tonight’s Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell Will Discuss Changes to Police Services … Read More

OUSD’s Class Of 2020 Young Adult Program Celebrates Graduation In The Time Of COVID-19

Oakland Schools: OUSD’s Young Adult Program Celebrates Graduation in the Time of COVID-19 as part of the Class of 2020 Oakland, CA — As graduations from all District-run schools have … Read More

Oakland Schools: OUSD Joins Nations School Districts Calls For More Education Funding

OUSD Joins School Districts Across the Nation in Calling for More Education Funding From the Federal Government Oakland, CA – On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Oakland Unified School District joined … Read More

Oakland Schools OUSD Serves 25,000 Breakfasts and Lunches On First Day Of “Grab And Go”

OUSD Hands Out Almost 25,000 Breakfasts and Lunches on First Day of “Grab and Go” Free Meal Program; Second Event Expected to be Just as Busy on Thursday Oakland, CA … Read More

12 Oakland Schools Offer Free Meals To Students During Pandemic

12 Oakland Schools Offer Free Meals to Students in Need During Coronavirus Closure OUSD Superintendent to Drop By West Oakland Middle School’s “Grab and Go” Site. Oakland – Monday, March … Read More

Mike Hutchinson For Oakland School Board 2020 Election

I am Mike Hutchinson, and I’m running to be elected to the Oakland School Board in District 5.  I will be running as part of a slate of candidates from … Read More

OUSD Oakland Schools Have World Hijab Day, Soup Day, Last School Day of Black History Month

Oakland – February is ending with a flurry of excitement across OUSD as numerous events happen on Friday and Saturday. The events include celebrations of Black History Month, a celebration … Read More

McClymonds High School Closure TCE Update And FAQ By Oakland Councilmember McElhaney

Oakland – On Thursday, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) announced a precautionary closure of McClymonds High School after tests revealed that a cancer-causing chemical called trichloroethylene (TCE) was found in … Read More

OUSD’s Tom O’Neill Heads Oakland Skyline High School Tree Planting Effort

OUSD Staff Member Invests Years of His Spare Time to Beautify Skyline High School, Culminating in Major Tree Planting Effort Oakland, CA – Skyline High School in the hills above … Read More

Oakland Skyline High School And Dewey Academy OUSD Events Friday, Jan. 24

Two Interesting but Very Different Events Happen at OUSD High Schools on Friday, Jan. 24 Oakland (OUSD press release) – Two OUSD high schools will have interesting but very different … Read More

Three OUSD Elementary Schools Named 2020 California Distinguished Schools

Oakland, CA — On Wednesday, December 18, Oakland Unified School District received some remarkable news from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond and communicated in this release to Zennie62Media. … Read More

Tim White OUSD Deputy Chief Of Facilities Sudden Death Shocks Oakland Schools

Oakland, CA – Tim White of Oakland Unified School District died. People across Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), from students who got to meet him to the Board of Education … Read More

Oakland Police Fight Protestors At OUSD Board Meeting Wednesday Night 10-24-2019

Oakland Police Fight Protestors At OUSD Board Meeting Wednesday Night 10-24-2019 ONN – Oakland Police Fight Protestors At OUSD Board Meeting Wednesday Night 10-24-2019 From these videos, the Oakland Police … Read More

Zendaya Coleman Visted Oakland Global Family Elementary School Before 2019 Emmys

“Zendaya Coleman Visted Oakland Global Family Elementary School Before 2019 Emmys. Zendaya, TV Star and Oakland Native, Visits Global Family Elementary and Hands Out School Supplies With Yoobi” press release … Read More

Oakland’s African American Honor Roll Students Focus Of OUSD Event

Oakland, CA – On Monday evening, May 13, thousands of students, families and educators will come together at Oakland’s Acts Full Gospel Church for the 18th Annual African American Honor … Read More

Oakland City Council Gives $1.2 Million To OUSD, Rejects Measure AA Tax

Oakland, Ca – On Tuesday, April 16th the Oakland City Council took extraordinary action to save critical services that include, the restorative justice program, the foster youth case management program … Read More

Oakland Councilmembers Kaplan, Bas, Gallo, And Thao Funding OUSD Programs

Oakland City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large), Nikki Bas (District Two), Noll Gallo (District Five), And Sheng Thao (District Four) Funding Resolution For OUSD Programs to be introduced at Oakland City … Read More

BUILD: Oakland Is Today’s Junior Achievement Program

BUILD: Oakland is an organization this blogger was totally not familiar with until today and a post on Instagram. The post, which you will see below, featured a photo mostly … Read More

OUSD, Oakland Athletic League Have Girls State Champion Basketball Teams

Oakland, CA – On Friday and Saturday of last week, two different Oakland high schools took home top honors at the CIF State Championship tournament. The Oakland High School Girls … Read More

Jumoke Hinton Hodge OUSD Director Statement On Friday’s Choking Incident

Note: Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board Member Jumoke Hinton Hodge graciously provided Zennie62Media her entire statement. Given that it’s in her name, Zennie62Media policy is to make a new … Read More

OUSD Board’s Jumoke Hinton Hodge Chokes Oakland Teacher In Skirmish

OUSD Board’s Jumoke Hinton Hodge Chokes Oakland Teacher In Skirmish   ONN – Ms. Jumoke Hinton Hodge, a seasoned member of the Board of Directors of The Oakland Unified School … Read More

Oakland Unified School District On Trump “Public Charge Rule Change” And Immigrant Families

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Informs Families of Possible Challenges They Could Face Because of Public Charge Rule Change Proposed by Trump Administration Oakland (press release from OUSD) – At … Read More

White Oakland Celebrates Loren Taylor Win Over Desley Brooks – Postscript

Just after I wrote the Oakland News Now blog post “White Oakland Celebrates Loren Taylor Win Over Desley Brooks,” I received this text message from a friend of mine who … Read More

To Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao, Welcome To The Oakland City Council

Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao are the new representatives of Oakland City Council Districts 2, 6, and 4, respectively. To all of them, I say congratulations and welcome … Read More

Salesforce And Marc Benioff Donations To Oakland Schools Increase With $7 Million Donation

Oakland, CA – The Dreamforce conference on Tuesday, September 25, was the place where Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell received remarkable news from technology giant, Salesforce and … Read More

California Proposition 13 Tax Reform Initiative To Be On November 2020 Ballot

After decades, California Proposition 13 will be the focus of a tax reform initiative, and its on the November 2020 ballot. On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, Schools and Communities First, … Read More

Gema Quetzal: Oakland Unified High School Student Appointed To CA Board of Education By Gov. Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Life Academy student and OUSD Board of Education Student Member, Gema Quetzal to the California State Board of Education (SBE) as the lone youth … Read More