Elementary Schools That Oakland Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit. But before I get to the public schools … Continue reading Elementary Schools That Oakland Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores


The Oakland Education Week in Review 12/30

A look back at all the Oakland education news, it’s a slow week, but you can still help a school getting hit hard by budget cuts, check out the high school fair, as well as news on CA’s low ratings on teacher training, new efforts to help foster youth, the lawsuit over literacy, the feds … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review 12/30


What’s Happening in Oakland Education This Week- December 18th

Another busy week in Oakland education with OUSD community engagement meetings, the Blueprint for Quality Schools Survey being due, as well as many schools doing tours. It’s public school enrollment time in Oakland and families need to make the best choices they can, you can see school tour schedules and registration info below, also the … Continue reading What’s Happening in Oakland Education This Week- December 18th


The 2 Numbers You Need to Know to Understand the OUSD Fiscal Crisis

OUSD once had 63,000 students and roughly 90 schools, today we have 36,000 students and roughly 86 schools.  Esteemed Oaklandologist, Dr. Brian Stanley, dropped that knowledge in a long historical look back on OUSD enrollment and its finances.  And anyone wondering where the fiscal crisis comes from should just ponder that. So we have 57% … Continue reading The 2 Numbers You Need to Know to Understand the OUSD Fiscal Crisis


Parent-Teacher Partnership: Helping Your Student Finish the Semester Strong

A guest post from our sisters at La Comadre by Daniela Felix With the holidays upon us, many schools across the Bay Area are getting ready to finish the semester. This means teachers are busy planning final exams and projects, and families are preparing to enjoy the holidays together. For many students, this time of year … Continue reading Parent-Teacher Partnership: Helping Your Student Finish the Semester Strong