In This War to Educate Black and Brown Kids, Are You in or Are You Out?

A cross post from Charles Cole III, we always welcome guest submissions Recently, Nick Hanauer wrote an article for the Atlantic titled Better Schools Won’t Fix America, where his main argument was that education is not the answer to economic inequality. The article took over my timeline. When I saw that it was going to be…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 7/12-7/21

All the Ed news fit to link in Oakland and beyond–this week–setting the record straight on West Oakland schools, the Kaiser drama continues, some great stories on reducing gun violence in Oakland, the Curry’s invest in Oakland, the NAACP’s role in keeping reading standards, the crisis in Latinx education, depression and Black boys, research on…


“Freedom without literacy is like being in a rowboat without paddles.“–How the Oakland NAACP Led the Fight for Black Children, Standards, and Reading Science, and Won

Last I saw 14% of Black OUSD elementary school kids read on grade level and it was 15% in the charters.  If students aren’t reading in elementary school it becomes increasingly unlikely they ever will be proficient readers, so the last think we need to do is lower the bar on who can teach reading…


McClymonds New Principal Announcement

July 9, 2019  Dear McClymonds High School Students, Staff, and Community,  It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mr. Jeffrey Taylor as the new principal of McClymonds High School!  As some of you may know, Mr. Taylor has roots in Oakland, specifically West Oakland, and is excited to return in service of a community about which…


2019 OUSD Teachers of the Year to Throw Out First Pitch at Tonight’s Oakland A’s Game

Oakland, CA — Tonight, July 16, is Teacher Appreciation Night at the Oakland Coliseum as the Oakland A’s host the Seattle Mariners. The A’s are graciously hosting teachers from across OUSD and the Bay Area for tonight’s game, complete with free tickets and parking. Three OUSD teachers will get an even bigger treat, too. Before the…