Charter Schools with open seats for next school year

If you are looking for school for the current school year, there are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application.  The district does not make this information publicly…


MicroCollege info sessions from the Oakland NAACP

April 12–16, 2021 — MicroCollege.info/NAACP Message from Kareem Weaver, The Oakland NAACP, Education Committee: Alexis had a 1.8 GPA and was in continuation school. Now he’s at SF State, doing well as a Microbiology major. Dialo was homeless, another student was ineligible for aid because of their status. The stories are clear and compelling. We know that…


Let’s Do The Math, how ignoring basic math is perpetuating student failure

The easy thing for Oakland to do now is to kick the can down the road and pretend that $216 million dollars will sustain those schools that are already starving students of the math skills they need to compete in a 21st century economy. The easy thing to do is hope that things will get better after the pandemic.


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 4/4-4/11

Last week, it’s still schools choice time and we have listed schools showing progress with our babies, the abysmal literacy rates and what we can do in OUSD, how Lighthouse changed it enrollment rules to increase the number of unhoused students, fighting harassment on public transit, a look at historic discrimination against Chinese families in…


Middle Schools that Showed Progress with Latinx Children

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  We haven’t had new school quality data from the state due to distance learning, so the data is from the 2018-19 school year and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and…