Elementary Schools That Asian-American Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  There is and OUSD enrollment fair on 1/20 and … Continue reading Elementary Schools That Asian-American Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores


What’s Happening in Oakland Education this Week 1/15/18

It is still open enrollment in OUSD and with charters, and many school tours and info sessions are happening this week, also A Blueprint for Quality Schools feedback sessions, an LCAP study session, Skyline Dance, a celebration of Mack’s latest championship, an author discussion looking at how government policy drove segregation, that and much more, … Continue reading What’s Happening in Oakland Education this Week 1/15/18


Tone Deafness, Lost Focus, and How OUSD’s Board Approved a Charter School and Didn’t Even Know It

OUSD’s  Board of Education is a mess.  It is so messy the board doesn’t even know how messy it is.  The first meeting of the year was a joke, and not the funny kind.  They gave themselves a raise, while schools are cut, and they inadvertently approved a charter renewal that some members were trying … Continue reading Tone Deafness, Lost Focus, and How OUSD’s Board Approved a Charter School and Didn’t Even Know It


What Happened in Oakland Education This Week- 1/12/18

Our recap of all the Oakland education news- OUSD’s latest sanctuary stance, the need for education reporters in the Town, the Board’s raise while school budgets are cut, a look at high schools with high graduation rates, attendance zones and segregation in Oakland, the effects of school closings, the inequity in OUSD budget cuts, advice … Continue reading What Happened in Oakland Education This Week- 1/12/18


How OUSD Reinforces Segregation and What We Can Do; The Results From a Recent Analysis

The residential segregation in Oakland is recreated in the schools—that was the finding from an interesting recent analysis in vox.com.  On their site you can enter your city and see how the gerrymandering of school neighborhood attendance zones either reinforce or reduce segregation.  You can also see the extreme racial segregation that some families experience. … Continue reading How OUSD Reinforces Segregation and What We Can Do; The Results From a Recent Analysis