Great School Voices’ Oakland Education Preview- Week of 8/7

Our regular look at upcoming educational events in Oakland and regionally, if you have an event you would like to include please email me.

Alameda County Office of Education board meets 8/8 at 6:30, you can see the board agenda here, note that it includes the public hearing for the COVA K-8 charter.

OUSD has a board meeting on 8/9.  The agenda for the meeting is here, looks like several reports on the progress and work plans for the year.  Check out GO’s Board watch for more detail on the meeting content.

Superintendent press conference-On Tuesday, August 8, Superintendent Johnson-Trammell, who assumed the role on July 1, will hold her first news conference. The topics she will cover will include plans for the first day of school, her plans for the District in the 2017-18 school year and beyond and how the District moves on from the challenges that arose last year. Dr. Johnson-Trammell will also share details about growing up in Oakland and explain how those deep roots will help guide her as she leads the District.

WHAT: Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell’s First News Conference
WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8
WHERE: Suite 680, 1000 Broadway, Oakland

Blueprint for Quality schoolsAugust 12– At the third retreat, the working group will study how the number and size of schools in Oakland relates to the size and role of the OUSD Central Office.9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,La Escuelita, 286 E 10th St. More info is here

TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHERS: Community Responsive Professional Development-We are excited to have you join us for the TEN Summer Conference on August 9th and 10th, 2017 in Oakland, California.  At this symposium we will highlight the relationship between educational equity and community responsiveness. As part of the work we are doing at our symposium, we want to provide a space to share resources that will support teacher growth and a positive school culture.  More information is here

LOCATION-Roses in Concrete, 4551 Steele Street, Oakland, CA 94619


8/13 9:00 – 5:00PM  Attend & Achieve Back to School Rally Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA. Oakland students welcome for a backpack and school supply giveaway, as well as for performances, workshops and family-friendly activities. No income qualification needed for backpacks and school supplies. Register online at


Oakland A’s night for OPEF-Friday, August 11, they’re poised to hit a grand slam for Oakland students. During the A’s inaugural Oakland Neighborhood Night, seats are discounted for all Oakland residents—and $5 of every ticket sold goes to the Ed Fund! 


First pitch versus the Baltimore Orioles is at 7:05 PM on Friday, August 11. For more information, or to purchase a group of 25 or more tickets, please contact Chris Flynn at 510-563-2346 or [email protected].


Every Wednesday Free Haircuts with Good Grades  Beast Mode, 811 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.  Marshawn Lynch is rewarding students’ academic success with free haircuts.  Anyone from kindergarten to 12th grade can receive a cut for no charge on Wednesdays by bringing a report card. To view an article concerning it, click here.


Further out

Sanctuary schools conference- Bringing Sanctuary to the Classroom is a convening by Oakland educators, for Oakland educators who are prepared to stand up for our families and empower our students to be allies for each other.

This event will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Artist Favianna Rodriguez, Sat, September 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PDT

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LOCATION-Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607

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