Strike ends as Oakland teachers, OUSD reach tentative agreement

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The Oakland teacher’s strike ends on Monday as teachers prepare to vote and finalize the new agreement, including the common goods they requested. 

Regular school days for Oakland students will resume on Tuesday, with the Oakland School District calling Monday a transition day.

According to the District, Monday will be a transition day. The schools will be open for students but teachers are not mandated to go back into the classroom until Tuesday. 

The new agreement is said to have pay raises, facility resources, reparations for black students, and resources for unhoused students, among other things. 

“As mentioned, the Oakland schools will be open this morning for students seeking resources,” the Oakland Education Association said right before a deal was made. “But official class will not begin until tomorrow.”

The Education Association said this tentative two-and-a-half-year agreement would allow them to help students and have better working environments.


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