The Oakland Education Week in Review: 10/7-10/13

last week–power outages and closures, test scores are in and flat, a national parent conference, the 2nd annual Celebration of Black Educators is announced, a new statewide bond on the horizon, the push for more teachers of color, trauma screening for youth, all that and much more with links, please read, share and get involved…


The Latest Test Results for OUSD; Huge Gaps, Little Progress

While protesters try to shut down the school board, and some school board members micromanage around pet issues and pet peeves, Black and Brown kids are failing and being failed. In OUSD, 11.7% of Black children are on grade level in math, 18.6% can read.  For Latinx children, the numbers are 16.5% in math and…


State Releases Test Results, Alameda County Students Continue to Show Progress

ACOE press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 9, 2019 Press ReleasePublic Information Officer Laura Forrest, (510) 670-7754, [email protected] Hayward, CA – Today the California Department of Education released the results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests administered during the 2018-19 school year. Smarter Balanced assessments are administered in third through eighth and 11th…


Parents at the Table and Parents Leading the Fight; Two Themes from REACH’s National Parent Summit

The room was electric, full of the type of troublemakers that you want to associate with.  Parents from across the country who were intent on disrupting the system and fighting for the change our communities need.  Grandmothers who get the cops called on them, moms who call the news out to failing schools, families who…


Possible Power Outages Could Affect Schools (English & Spanish) Dear OUSD Community,

OUSD press release Over the past several years, fire season has become more troublesome. This week, we are facing a challenging set of circumstances. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says due to gusty winds and dry conditions in the forecast, they will be taking proactive measures by shutting down power at some of our schools.…