Oakland Education Roundup Week in Review 9/29

Looking back on everything Oakland education- the honor band takes a knee, test scores are out, what’s happening with the OUSD budget, a new “woke” parent group, meetings, opportunities for educators, and for you to help Oakland public schools, and more If you want this regularly please follow me on facebook, twitter or the blog Oakland OUSD … Continue reading Oakland Education Roundup Week in Review 9/29


Woke Parents, the System’s Worst Nightmare

Mama Williams graduated from an Oakland public high school with A’s and B’s, but she couldn’t read.  This week she was organizing with nearly 100 other Oakland parents at DeFremery Park in West Oakland the goal was “breaking the cycle.”  You can see the video here. They were part of the first class of an … Continue reading Woke Parents, the System’s Worst Nightmare


Oakland Education Upcoming Events August 25th

The blueprint survey, the Office of Equity reception, LCAP meetings, an OUSD board meeting, Oakland Education 101, an autism conference, the maker fair, the school retool fellowship, opportunities to help educators, the police explorers program for youth, that and much more in our weekly look ahead in Oakland ed OUSD needs your input!  Complete an … Continue reading Oakland Education Upcoming Events August 25th


One Year Later on Oakland Youth Leadership- Our Kids and the National Anthem

Tonight marks one year since the Oakland Unified Honor Band, beat 99% of the nation’s adults to the punch in kneeling for the national anthem.  Last year, they discussed their feelings, debated internally, talked with adults, and many chose to kneel, while some did not, as they played the anthem during an A’s game. When … Continue reading One Year Later on Oakland Youth Leadership- Our Kids and the National Anthem


The Oakland Education Roundup from September 22

Our weekly look back on Oakland in the news, as well as other items of interest Oakland Really interesting new report looking at declining enrollment districts, the role of charters, and how to avoid some of the most negative effects– I hope Oakland is reading Better Together: Ensuring Quality District Schools in Times of Charter … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup from September 22