This week, digging into the Aspire school building, student voices, a great look at Oakland International High, the challenges of hiring teachers in Oakland, CA education funding, foster voices all that and much more please read share and get involved
Alameda County Office of Education argues for better funding
Where are the lights– A student shares their struggles
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The “Secret” School Building Sale that Wasn’t, OUSD’s Scapegoating, and How a System of Schools Could Help – Dust has been kicking up over a “secret” land sale of City property to a charter school. Funny thing is, the funding for the site was approved by an OUSD board resolution and so was the enrollment growth. The same folks complaining about a “secret,” voted for it and approved it.
Alameda County Office of Education – Alameda County Superintendents ask California’s next governor to match California’s education funding to Its economic power.
Oakland high school sets standard for serving immigrant students – With a significant chunk of its student population arriving as unaccompanied minors and speaking some three dozen languages, Oakland International High uses a community school approach to best serve them.
Oakland high school’s students head to college after overcoming odds – Enasia Mc-Elvaine has a resume that rivals any other high school senior. Volleyball. High school debate team. Student director for the Oakland Board of Education. This fall she’ll head to Xavier University in Louisiana, a historically black college far away from her rough West Oakland neighborhood.
Alameda County Office of Education Announces Teacher of the Year Honorees – Hayward, CA – Educator George Hoss has been named the Alameda County Office of Education.
Dirk Tillotson on Twitter – “Where are the light by Joshua #MentalHealthWeek #energyconvertors
Lower salaries and higher rent makes hiring teachers in Oakland tough – More than 100 teacher candidates lined up for a chance to work at Oakland public schools.
Push underway to increase California school funding by billions – Assembly Bill 2808 sets a goal of $35 billion more in base spending for the Local Control Funding Formula; that would put California among the top 10 states in spending but without a deadline or means to reach it.
Innovative high school for new immigrant students a model in California – One of two international high schools in California, the small Oakland campus offer special programs for immigrant students.
Commentary: We Can’t Ignore How Much Charter Schools Cost — Because Our Students Are the Ones Paying the Price – Last week, In the Public Interest published a report I wrote measuring the fiscal impact of charter schools on students in California’s neighborhood public schools.
The art of engagement: classroom management now matters more in teacher training – The current era of discipline reform in California is putting greater emphasis on an aspect of teaching that has long gotten the short shrift in teacher credentialing programs.
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When Your Transfer School Is Seen as Model by the Authorizer – Great School Voices – This week I was thrilled to see the NYC DoE recognize one of my schools that caters to “transfer” students (never understood that term), with a 30% target for special education enrollment.
Foster Youth Come to Capitol Hill, Share Experiences in the System – Former foster youth visited Washington on Wednesday to speak about their experiences with the foster care system and advocate changes they want to see.
Charter Schools Receive $5,721 Less Per Student Than District Schools, New Research Finds – From Camden, New Jersey, to Los Angeles, funding for charter schools continues to lag behind that of traditional public schools in many cities by an average of $5,721 per student, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Arkansas.