tony smith http://kalw.org en The road ahead for Oakland schools, according to outgoing Superintendent http://kalw.org/post/road-ahead-oakland-schools-according-outgoing-superintendent <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oakland Unified School District (</span>OUSD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) has seen its share of upheaval over the past decade. In 2003, the state took control of </span>OUSD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after a series of financial missteps. In 2009, local control was returned to the district – with the understanding that it would pay back nearly $90 million in debt to the state. That was two days before Tony Smith took office as superintendent.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:36:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 28533 at http://kalw.org The road ahead for Oakland schools, according to outgoing Superintendent