Solving the Shortage of Flatlands Teachers One School at a Time; Mills, CSCE and a New Waldorf Teaching Credential Program

My first visit to a Waldorf school was the Community School for Creative Education.  It looked and felt different, weird, good weird, but weird.  Families were integrated in classrooms and the halls, young children were preparing communal meals and there was art and movement at all grade levels, with a real focus on adolescent development.  … Continue reading Solving the Shortage of Flatlands Teachers One School at a Time; Mills, CSCE and a New Waldorf Teaching Credential Program


What’s Happening in Oakland Education This Week- 5/29/18

Lots happening this week- An OUSD study session on the system of schools, budget and finance, foster youth advisory commission, the Madison Park graduation walk, an info night at Aurum Prep, Oakland Promise Awards ceremony, our celebration of Black educators happy hour, all that and much more, with links and info  below 5/29 5:30 PM … Continue reading What’s Happening in Oakland Education This Week- 5/29/18


The Oakland Education Week in Review 5/26/18

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 OAKLAND The “Secret” School Building Sale that Wasn’t, OUSD’s Scapegoating, and How a System of … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review 5/26/18


When Your Transfer School Is Seen as Model by the Authorizer

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.  We have had great results with great young people.  Unfortunately California’s funding system would make it very difficult to do a similar school … Continue reading When Your Transfer School Is Seen as Model by the Authorizer


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.  You can’t make this … Continue reading The “Secret” School Building Sale that Wasn’t, OUSD’s Scapegoating, and How a System of Schools Could Help