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


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


The Oakland Education Roundup the Week of 2/2/18

All the news for Oakland education in one place–Last week, Mack celebrates another title, Is there a plan to close schools in 2 years, A Mills scholarship opportunity, why has public charter school growth slowed, Zendaya visits an OUSD school, a look at OUSD data, kids being kind, the District’s efforts to support refugees, ICE … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup the Week of 2/2/18


“No Excuses” Only Works When It Applies to the Adults in the School, Too; A Black Parent’s Perspective

The problem with many “no excuses” schools is that that motto is often imposed on children but not adults.  The adults make all kinds of excuses about the kids who don’t want to learn, whose parents won’t support the school, or whatever justification they have for pushing out kids who don’t fit the mold.  I … Continue reading “No Excuses” Only Works When It Applies to the Adults in the School, Too; A Black Parent’s Perspective


The Oakland Education Roundup the Week of 1/26/18

All the education news from Oakland and beyond- this week-A parent digs into the OUSD bond money fiasco, lead in the pipes, a youth led forum with the Supe, OUSD enrollment deadline 1/26, the hella Black podcast, updates on AC Transit service, fighting to save librarian jobs, Mack wins again and needs your help, did … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup the Week of 1/26/18