All the news that’s fit to link, looking at segregation in West Oakland, a powerful upcoming youth voice event, an old schools in an older building is building a new one, virtual tutors, a union backed study looks at financial implications of charters, Measure A early childhood, the painful experiences of African American girls in Oakland, losing Black teachers, exemplary music and science programs are showcased, all that and much more with links and info below, please read, share and get involved
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The Geography of Opportunity in Oakland and How We Change it; Mapping Inequality in Housing, Health and Schools – Great School Voices – “An African-American born in West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than a White person born in the Hills” –Alameda County Public Health Department Report Some neighborhoods in Oakland provide ample opportunities, safe parks, high achieving schools, clean air.
PG&E doubles $1 million donation to Oakland college graduation program – The program launched in 2016 to increase the number of college graduates from Oakland.
Energy Convertors Presents: Youth Chats – Our student fellows have been hard at work publishing content in hopes to improve Oakland’s education and community. On May 17, they get to share their research, recommendations by hosting a talk with Oakland leaders.
Oakland’s Exclusive Deal to Sell City-Owned Land to Charter School Draws Opposition | East Bay Express – Criticized for ‘backroom dealing,’ the city council continues to pursue exclusive, no-bid deals to offload public property.
New virtual tutor program teaches Bay Area kids reading skills – Tutoring young and promising students is nothing new, but a program in the Bay Area is taking one-on-one tutoring to another level.
Charters cost Oakland schools $57.3 million annually, report says – The report’s authors hope it changes the way charters are authorized.
City Staff Proposes to Sell Public Land to Build Charter School for 620 Students in Fruitvale District – Oakland Post – Next week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee meeting is scheduled to consider a City of Oakland staff proposal to sell a 9,000-square-foot parcel of city-owned land to a developer to build a charter school in the Fruitvale District.
Opinion: Let’s Raise a Stronger Alameda County Together with Measure A – Oakland Post – Measure on June 5 ballot supports child care and preschool By Nancy Harvey For more than 18 years, I’ve served families as an educator in the Bay Area.
African American Girls Share Their #MeToo Moments at Oakland High Schools – Oakland Unified School District launched an initiative called African American Female Excellence to train girls about how to deal with sexual harassment.
Oakland Needs Black Teachers—So Why Can’t We Keep Them, A Teacher’s Story – Great School Voices – (A Black teacher who received a non-elect letter shared with us his public comments to the OUSD Board) My name is Coron Brinson and I am a 2nd grade teacher.
Sankofa Music Program – At Sankofa, all students – from transitional kindergarten to fifth grade – play music during the school day.
Champions of Science Program Sparks Curiosity In Oakland Students – Deep inside Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center, middle school kids are mixing up ingredients like water, dirt, and sand.
Oakland Unified School District’s students gathered for the All City Council Students Unions’ 9th Annual Youth Action Summit – On a Thursday, during school hours, students from middle and high schools across the Oakland Unified School District met to conduct business. Held at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.
Study Finds Oakland Charter Schools Cost District $57 Million A Year – A report released Tuesday says that charter schools cost the Oakland Unified School District $57.3 million in funding every year that otherwise could be used to reduce class sizes.
GOP candidates for governor say California schools need changes, not more funding – Republicans John Cox and Travis Allen offer vastly different visions for education than their Democratic opponents.
How to foster diversity in SFUSD schools? Put school application process online – On May 3, the San Francisco Unified School District board committee on school assignment will discuss its plans to improve the enrollment process.
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AP: Adults misplaced, mistakenly fired guns taken to school – They are the “good guys with guns” the National Rifle Association says are needed to protect students from shooters.
Disadvantaged Kids Don’t Have Equal Access to Great Teachers. Research Suggests That Hurts Their Learning – This is the latest article in The 74’s ongoing ‘Big Picture’ series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new research and data.
African-American students with disabilities suspended at disproportionately high rates – Report finds those students lose substantially more instruction time due to discipline than their white counterparts.
A new venue for video games: K-12 classrooms – More teachers are using Minecraft and other digital games to teach history, science, math and other subjects.