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The Eclipse, Alignment, and Hope

As our sun was being eclipsed by our moon, another sun was born: OUSD opened a brand new dual-language immersion middle school called Oakland School of Language, shortened to Oakland SOL (Spanish for Sun).

Equity & OUSD Budget

Join us in part 4 of our #OUSDBudget Real Talk series. This time, we look at the question of equity. We are asking if OUSD’s spending is equitable. Check out the answer.

Central Office Spending

In the next part of our OUSD budget series, we are looking at how much money gets to schools and classrooms. Our research and analysis confirmed what many have suspected: OUSD spends much more on the central office than comparable districts.


It’s the best time of the year for any Oakland data nerd. It’s when data starts raining from the district and state! But, what does the data tell us? Check out our Top 3 Take aways.