NEW REPORT: Which Oakland schools best serve low-income Black and Latina/o students?

A guest post from Yanira Wandera an Oakland educator and Director of Community Leadership at GO Public Schools Leer en español abajo My husband and I have 3 wonderful Blacktino elementary school aged children in Oakland public schools. During this past season, while our kids were making their holiday wish list (Spiderman web-shooter, tie dye kit, skateboarding…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/6/20-1/12/20

Last week, reducing homicides, the High school that graduates 94% of Black students with the A-G, looking at the data on Black and Latinx students, a Mills event on the pushout of Black girls, student narratives on skipping class and living trans, the loss of a true ally, all that and more, please read share…


Upcoming OUSD Meetings–Special Needs Students and Open Enrollment, and LCAP Goals Review

OUSD Press Release Friday, January 10, 2020 School Options and Behavior Support at Monday’s Special Education Committee Meeting; Review of New LCAP Goals and Actions at Wednesday’s Meeting of the LCAP Committee Haga clic aquí para españolThe Special Education Committee Focuses on School Options and the Work of School Psychologists on MondayThe LCAP Committee Discusses New…


Black Student Support and Success at Envision Academy

A guest post from Families in Action African American students are thriving at this school, with the highest A-G completion rate in the city and where students founded a Black Student Union Taja looked around the room, recognizing it was a special moment. About 50 Black students at Envision Academy in Downtown Oakland coming together…


A Look Back on Our Impact in 2019, Top Posts, Student Stories, and Policy Changes

Appreciate everyone who has made the blog a success, not just in telling our stories, and adding light to the fiery arguments in Oakland, but for the actual policy changes we have made together for Oakland children.  I wanted to look back, share some of the top posts, and outcomes, and hope that folks are…