6-12 Public Schools Oakland Parents Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores

Every Oakland parent has the right to apply to basically any Oakland public school during the open enrollment period which ends on February 8th. 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 … Continue reading 6-12 Public Schools Oakland Parents Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores


Haifa’s Story, How it Changed Oakland Tech, and Hopefully Other Schools: The Critical Role of Youth Voice in Equity

Haifa was forced to choose between her faith and her school.  She chose her faith and transferred out of Oakland Tech during her freshwoman year.  The school many consider Oakland’s crown jewel.  She is in college now, but her legacy lasts, through a formal policy change there, and at other schools—hopefully including yours. Here is … Continue reading Haifa’s Story, How it Changed Oakland Tech, and Hopefully Other Schools: The Critical Role of Youth Voice in Equity


Students Should Get More Acclimated with State Testing Results-A Student’s Perspective

(A cross post from our student voice partners at Energy Convertors By Jayden Cummings) In December, the latest dashboard for California testing came out. Part of our work at Energy Convertors is teaching students (1) that this information is available, and (2) understanding for themselves what any of this means. We took a look at the dashboard … Continue reading Students Should Get More Acclimated with State Testing Results-A Student’s Perspective


Public Elementary Schools Oakland Families Should Look at 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.  Every child is different, and I will break it … Continue reading Public Elementary Schools Oakland Families Should Look at Based on the Latest Test Scores


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/7-1/14

All the Oakland Ed news fit to link, and all the public school open houses– this week, Latitude High earns a top prize, Oakland’s largest charter group recognizes a union, hear from Rudsdale grads, lots on the upcoming school closures and budget crisis in OUSD, racism in Alameda? (shocking), it’s school choice time and we … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/7-1/14