An Oakland Kerfuffle that Unites OEA and CCSA; the Heated Debate over the 1Oaklnd campaign

When the teacher’s unions and the state charter association agree to oppose something—its either something really bad, or it might be something really good.  1Oakland has done the unthinkable in uniting these polar opposites.  Though this time in opposition. I saw some emails flying and feelings catching over the last couple of weeks, so I … Continue reading An Oakland Kerfuffle that Unites OEA and CCSA; the Heated Debate over the 1Oaklnd campaign


The Oakland Education Week in Review 4/20/18

All the Oakland education news and beyond from the last week that is fit to link–Roosevelt’s principal is honored for community building, and a look back on a visit there, an important conversation coming up with the NAACP on education in Oakland, thunderhail in Oakland?, a look back at the enrollment season what went well … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review 4/20/18


Roosevelt’s Well Deserved Recognition and a Look at my Last Visit Where Adults Dreamed Big and Kids Were Learning to Dream Bigger

Cliff Hong, and the entire Roosevelt community received their due recognition last week when Principal Hong received a prestigious leadership award for his work building community and Roosevelt and improving outcomes.  And it reminded me of my inspiring visit there, where I saw community coming together and also some of the relics of education starting … Continue reading Roosevelt’s Well Deserved Recognition and a Look at my Last Visit Where Adults Dreamed Big and Kids Were Learning to Dream Bigger


Towards A Better Abuser List; And Ending a “Pass the Trash” Mentality at Schools

I know and have worked with child abusers, and I also know the wrongly accused.  As California debates the standards and burdens of proof to exclude teachers charged with abuse, I get the arguments on both sides.  I have felt them both personally. I have long argued, we need a better list.  And as California … Continue reading Towards A Better Abuser List; And Ending a “Pass the Trash” Mentality at Schools


What’s Happening this Week in Oakland Education and Beyond-4/16/18

This week, The special education advisory commission, Measure G, a look at Yemeni students, talking with children about race, Measure N commission, LCAP meetings, a happy hour for school designers, a panel on desegregation, and much much more, all the info and links are below please read, share and get involved This Week 4/16 6:00 … Continue reading What’s Happening this Week in Oakland Education and Beyond-4/16/18