Important Tips For Oakland Families Still Looking for the Best School For Their Child

Recently, several parents have asked me about options for enrolling for the current year now that school has started. To get answers, I spoke with Shawn Masten, the external engagement project manager from Enroll Oakland Charters, an Oakland nonprofit dedicated to streamlining the public school enrollment process and helping families make informed choices, with a … Continue reading Important Tips For Oakland Families Still Looking for the Best School For Their Child


Great School Voices’ Oakland Education Preview- Week of 8/21

Our regular look at upcoming educational events in Oakland and regionally.  This week, OUSD’s first day of school, OUSD and County Board meetings, free video game programming class for kids and more.  If you have an event you would like to include please email me. 8/21 OUSD first day of classes New Superintendent To Take … Continue reading Great School Voices’ Oakland Education Preview- Week of 8/21


A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying: What It Is and What You Can Do

Laura Pearson believes that every student has great potential and aims to help as many as possible unlock it. Ms. Pearson and Edutude strive to find unique, creative ways for parents and educators to encourage students to be challenged, motivated and excited by learning. Back when you were a child, bullying certainly existed. There was always … Continue reading A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying: What It Is and What You Can Do


Great School Voices Oakland Education Week in Review 8/18

Sharing the latest Oakland Education Information out to the Oakland Community Oakland A painful deportation story of one of our families– The Face of Deportation in Oakland Our new OUSD superintendent shares her vision in a radio interview– City Visions: A conversation with the new OUSD and SFUSD Superintendents Another look at the deportation of … Continue reading Great School Voices Oakland Education Week in Review 8/18


The Face of Deportation in Oakland

Hundreds gathered to protest the deportation of one of our families this week.  A raucous crowd chanted as I approached, Highland hospital, where the mom works as a cardiac and oncology nurse.  “No Hate, No Fear, Immigrants are welcome Here” rang through the crowd.  A family huddled together, supporters around, cameras and microphones pressing in … Continue reading The Face of Deportation in Oakland