The Oakland Education Week in Review-3/30/18

All the education news in  Oakland and beyond, lots on the budget crisis, teachers are pushing for contracts, the Oakland Promise issues a report, the beginning of a series of forum’s on the State of Black Education in Oakland, listening to elders about historic struggles with Paul Cobb, Roses in Concrete’s Wakanda Center, the stress … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review-3/30/18


Why “Chop from the Top” Won’t Save Us-The Too Many Schools Problem

OUSD’s continuing budget crisis means there will be annual cuts until some major restructuring takes place. Many school sites, that were already lean, have been cut to the bone.  It makes sense to look to central office for cuts, but all cuts are not created equal, and some of the district’s most important and impactful departments … Continue reading Why “Chop from the Top” Won’t Save Us-The Too Many Schools Problem


Looking at the State of Black Education in Oakland; Listening to the Elders

Without struggle there is no progress.  That was the theme hammered home at out kickoff event for the State of Black Education in Oakland.  It was a rousing night, inspired by the words of our elders and highlighted by Activist and publisher of the Oakland Post, Paul Cobb, who led us back to his decades … Continue reading Looking at the State of Black Education in Oakland; Listening to the Elders


The OGs of Black Activism in Oakland- A Video with Paul Cobb

Last night we hosted our kickoff happy hour for the State of Black Education in Oakland.  The highlight was the elders.  Here you can see Paul Cobb describe walking beside Dr. King, watching the Birth of the Black Panther Party and how they were more organized then with rotary phones than we are with instant … Continue reading The OGs of Black Activism in Oakland- A Video with Paul Cobb


What’s Happening in Oakland Education this week- 3/26/18

Families need to accept their offers by March 29th to save their school seat in the Fall, please make sure that your friends and family do.  This week, several school tours for families, the Measure G1 commission, our kickoff happy hour starting to look at the State of Black Education in Oakland, the foster youth … Continue reading What’s Happening in Oakland Education this week- 3/26/18