The Oakland Education Week in Review 3/23/18

Another busy week in Oakland education– offers are out for Fall school placements, and the steps families need to take to assure their spot, an inspiring trip to S. Africa for our youth, the lack of money to pay for AP tests and how it may hurt low income students, the Oakland Promise report is … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review 3/23/18


I Got My School Offer(s) for Next year—Now What?– The Upcoming March 29th Deadline

Congratulations to all those families who applied early for charter or district public schools during the open enrollment period, you should have received your offer by last week, but applying isn’t enough.  Families will need to accept or decline OUSD or charter school offers by March 29th to assure their spot.  And by responding quickly and … Continue reading I Got My School Offer(s) for Next year—Now What?– The Upcoming March 29th Deadline


The Hard Choices for Oakland Families; A.P. Fees or Food, and How You Can Help

Imagine working hard all year in an advanced placement class, and then not having the $94 to be able to pay to take the test to get credit. You don’t need to imagine it.  It’s happening at Tech, and I assume every other OUSD high school.  And you can help by donating here. Historically, the … Continue reading The Hard Choices for Oakland Families; A.P. Fees or Food, and How You Can Help


Oakland’s Geniuses; A Teacher Reflects on the Boundless Potential in His Students

(A guest Post from F’Tahn Bey an Oakland public school teacher responding to a post from one of his students, He’s More Than Just a Teacher, Mr. Bey Is a Game Changer, that showed how important it is for teachers to emotionally connect with students and the  impact he was having on his students) When I … Continue reading Oakland’s Geniuses; A Teacher Reflects on the Boundless Potential in His Students


He’s More Than Just a Teacher, Mr. Bey Is a Game Changer

This is a piece by Oakland student Alondra Gonzalez, part of the Energy Convertors Fellowship led by Charles Cole III. This is me with my teacher, Mr. Bey. In the six months our class has known him he has earned not only our respect, but our love. I met him my first day of freshman year. I … Continue reading He’s More Than Just a Teacher, Mr. Bey Is a Game Changer