Access Denied; Surveying the Digital Divide and Solutions From Oakland to Philly

Talking with Zach Wright, a renowned educator from Philly, about the digital divide, the price gauging broadband providers, the costs to families and how we (meaning you) can support real access for every family that needs it. This is my first internet show, please take a look, let me know what you think, and be…


Settling into our new reality. Updates on reopening and our budget-Connecting with Kyla

  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Espanol – 中文 – عربى – KhmerDear Oakland Community, It is summer time, so closed campuses do not seem as odd now, but thinking about how these campuses will look this fall, and beyond, consumes me. During my daily walks with my husband, our conversations often turn to the future. As we settle into our new reality…


The Problem with Officer Friendly in Schools

“Why do they arrest people for an expired registration?” That’s what I asked Officer Friendly when he came to my first grade class.  “We wouldn’t arrest someone for that.”  They did, I know they did, because I was there.  My father was handcuffed and put in a police car, we sat in the station for…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 6/22-6/28

Last week, lots on getting rid of the OUSD police, a grand jury report on the Castlemont grading issue, equity in sports for girls, a great story on support for transitional youth, broader looks at how the State responds to racial injustice, how you can advocate for Mack and more, please, read, share and get…


Lodestar mural celebrates the beauty and imagination of Oakland Black and Brown students

Walk around Downtown Oakland these days and you will witness an open-air art museum. Block by block, up and down Broadway and Telegraph and their cross streets, there are more than 1,000 beautiful and powerful murals that cover storefronts that reflect the values of our Oakland community. They support Black Lives Matter and condemn police brutality, but the messages…