The Charter Union Story You Missed in CA and Why It Matters

Three facts that will surprise charter supporters and detractors; (1)California has the highest number of unionized charters in the country (2) those numbers have doubled over the last several years while nationally unionized charters have declined and (3) unionized charters have a positive effect on student achievement (at least according to one study).  These were … Continue reading The Charter Union Story You Missed in CA and Why It Matters


When School Pushes You Over The Edge

(A second guest post–part 1 is here— from an Oakland public school student and Energy Convertor, Edrees Saied) Schools can push you, but if they don’t connect with you, it can feel like you are being pushed off a cliff. This pressure without connections undermines the relationship with school and destroys the passion for learning. Some students … Continue reading When School Pushes You Over The Edge


No Love for Latitude Charter School

(A Guest post from David Castillo-Executive Director at Oakland Charters. Oakland Charters provides support and advocacy for Oakland’s dynamic public charter school sector.) After a long deliberation at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the Alameda County Board of Education voted 1-5 to deny the appeal of Latitude High. Amber Childress (Area 2 Trustee – Oakland) was … Continue reading No Love for Latitude Charter School


What’s Happening This Week in Oakland Education- 2/19/18

Lots of upcoming events in Oakland, meetings of the LCAP student advisory commission, Street Academy info session, the FBI’s war on Black activists, second chance for charter applications for those that missed open enrollment, the Emerson crab feed, Black Joy parade, Foster Youth Advisory Council, and a panel on OUSD’s sanctuary status and El Salvador, … Continue reading What’s Happening This Week in Oakland Education- 2/19/18


The Oakland Education News Roundup-2/16/18

Another busy week in Oakland education- today is the last day of op-en enrollment for charters, apply at enrolloak.org, video of a youth led event with the Supe, Latitude charter’s hearing at the County, moving beyond choice to access, Youth Uprising undergoing a leadership transition, new leaders of color announced, a great conference at Cal, … Continue reading The Oakland Education News Roundup-2/16/18